As a newly certified vision therapist I have enjoyed using the new techniques that I recently learned at the College of Optometrists Vision Development (COVD) national conference. At then national conference, I met vision therapists and optometrists from all over the world; Michigan, California, Ohio, Florida, The Philippines, Canada and many more places! One of the most interesting topics discussed at the conference was post-concussion vision therapy. Dr. Master, of Michigan, gave an incredible lecture on the VT treatment of post-concussion patients. One of the most important lessons that i learned is: a concussion is a shaking of the brain, NOT an impact of the head. Concussions can occur from any number of things, such as, falling on your back or bottom, whiplash from a car accident, or an aggressive impact to the torso such as a tackle. Many people think that a concussion is not a big del (after all, its just a little concussion), especially if there is no loss of consciousness. But a concussion is a big deal. it is classified as a TBI, Traumatic Brian Injury. There is no such thing as a little Traumatic Brain Injury! If you suspect that you or someone you know has had a concussion you should not hesitate to contact your health provider ! and afterward, feel free to contact your friendly neighborhood vision therapist !
-Lauren Banks, COVT