This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of vision problems following a stroke and traumatic brain injury. Double vision, visual field loss, photophobia and balance problems are frequent issues. The ability of the rehabilitative optometrist to diagnose and manage these issues using lenses, prisms, filters and neuro-vision rehabilitation can be key in helping patients have successful outcomes in their rehabilitation.
- To learn the main vision issues facing TBI and stroke patients
- To learn signs and symptoms of common post TBI/CVA issues
- To learn about the tools at the optometrist’s disposal in treating these vision deficits
- To learn how to effectively screen for vision deficits
About the presenter:
Robert S. Fox, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., holds a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY-State College of Optometry. He completed a residency in Rehabilitative Optometry at the Northport V.A. Medical Center in 1986. As a Fellow of the College of Optometry in Vision Development, Dr. Fox practices in Latham, NY, and is limited to developmental and rehabilitative optometry. In addition, Dr. Fox has consulted with several hospitals in the Albany region of New York. His publications include articles in the Journal of Optometric Vision Development, Journal of Behavioral Optometry, Investigative Ophthalmology, and Brain Injury Professional. Dr. Fox is a member of the review board of Optometry and Visual Performance. He is a board member of the College of Syntonic Optometry and is a Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Program (OEP). He has lectured internationally on the topics of vision and learning, and on the visual effects of stroke and brain injury.
Registrants will receive 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education contact hours, 1.5 Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) CEUs or a Certificate of Attendance.
Brain Injury Association of New York State, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0359.
The Brain Injury Association of New York State thanks our Professional Development Series Presenting Sponsor, Goldblatt and Associates, for their support in underwriting this program.