To review, VisionHelp is a group of developmental and rehabilitation optometrists who meet regularly to discuss the latest developments and best practices as well as to facilitate and develop initiatives to advocate for professional and public awareness of developmental vision and rehabilitation.
Over a year ago, I shared my dream of a website dedicated to highlight the extraordinary effects of concussion and post-concussion syndrome on the visual system to my colleagues at VisionHelp. With their support, and the talent and creativity of web designer Rebecca Sherry, the website has become a reality.
We are hopeful that this site serves as a repository of information to help both patients and professionals. We see so many patients who suffer needlessly from visual symptoms after concussion such as double vision, blurred vision, headaches after reading/computer work, along with more subtle visual symptoms as light sensitivity in fluorescent lighting, and difficulty navigating busy visual environments such as malls and supermarkets. We have been able to help our patients through neuro-optometric rehabilitation but we know that there are so many more patients who could be helped.
We envision this as a website to share the growing body of information for patients, parents, and professionals on the visual effects of concussion. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!
Barry Tannen, O.D., FCOVD