Sports vision, concussion care should go hand in hand

Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD I recently worked with two professional hockey players on a team for which I provide sports vision care. One of the players is still struggling...
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Concussions, Optometry

King-Devick Wins DPHARM Idol Disrupt 2020!

The Conference Forum is pleased to announce that King-Devick is the winner of DPHARM Idol Disrupt at the 10th annual DPHARM: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials 2020 event....
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Neurological Function, Optometry

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study shows. “Our results suggest...
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Concussions, Neurological Function

Headballs can affect eye function

Headers are an integral part of football. Safety concerns have changed the rules among minors in many countries, including the United States. © Mikkel Bigandt - Fotolia.com A study...
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Concussions

The King-Devick Color Contrast Sensitivity Chart in AMD

View as PDF Take-Home Message The visual acuity of 85 patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was evaluated in a single study visit and compared with healthy controls. The...
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Neurological Function

Concussion Care: Searching for Better Science

View as PDF MULTIFACETED APPROACH. Adding vestibular therapy to visual therapy-shown here with (left) a Brock string and (right) a Marsden ball-can boost recovery The number of diagnosed concussions...
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Concussions

Heading in soccer may adversely affect eye function

The results add to existing knowledge of brain injuries associated with sports, especially those with frequent potential trauma to the head, researchers say. Feb. 13 (UPI) — “Heading” the...
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Concussions, Youth Athletes