Saturday, April 20, 2013

The US Army uses vision therapy to treat traumatic brain injuries

The United States Army uses vision therapy to treat traumatic brain injuries and has developmental optometrists on staff to provide the therapy.  It's no surprise since vision therapy is the most effective way to treat the vision problems that are the result of traumatic brain injury.  Vision therapy can be though of as neuro-ocular rehabilitation or rehab for the eyes and the brain.

At our Vancouver optometry clinic, we have the largest vision therapy practice in the city and we treat many patients who have vision problems as a result of traumatic brain injuries.  Most of the injuries resulted from car accidents or concussions sustained in sporting activities.  If you are reading this because you have vision problems arising form a brain injury, you can find a developmental optometrist near you at the website of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

For a list of scientific studies on vision therapy treatment of vision problems caused by brain injury, click here.   Here is a video on how the US army uses vision therapy to treat brain injuries (I bet you've never seen a doctor of optometry in camouflage before!):


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http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/

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