hampton roads neuro optometry Vision accounts for over fifty percent of the sensory input into our brain. Over thirty five areas in the brain are involved in vision. When there is damage vision is often affected in subtle ways. Traumatic brain injury, whiplash or a stroke leave many with a residual impairment of the visual system. This can result in an inability to recuperate because we are visually oriented. So much of our function is guided by or dependent on vision. There is a need for the brain to coordinate visual and other sensory inputs. Loss of function can leave one feeling uneasy and disoriented in certain environments and sometimes is manifested as panic attacks or interruptions in activities of daily living. Specialized testing often uncover problems that other specialists and tests have failed to detect. MRI's are often negative, yet lack of evidence is not evidence of lack of an injury. These deficiencies are treatable and a person does not have to learn to live with many residual problems or handicaps. Often treatment incorporates vision training, syntonics and low vision treatment in addition to the neuro-optometric techniques.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is a relatively new field. NORA (The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association) is just over ten years old. There are about one hundred optometrists nationwide who have received the specialized training and certification in this area. Dr. Guhl is a charter member of NORA and certified by them.

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NORA - Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association