Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

I recently published a case report in the peer-reviewed journal Optometry and Vision Development about a young man who suffered a head injury from a car accident 11 years ago.  He reported symptoms of chronic asthenopia, headaches, eye pain which developed after the accident.  Despite routine eye exams for glasses, he continued to struggle with these symptoms.  When I performed a neuro-optometric vision examination I found oculomotor, binocular, and accommodative dysfunctions which were very treatable with optometric vision therapy.  I prescribed a program of vision therapy to be performed in addition to his physical therapy program.  He started vision therapy immediately and found that it provided significant relief from his vision symptoms. 

To read more, go to:

Tong D and Zink C.  Vision dysfunctions secondary to motor vehicle accident: a case report. Optom Vis Dev 2010;41(3)158-168.

About tongvision

Dr. Tong founded the Center for Vision Development Optometry in 2002 and the center is known for its friendly and caring staff. The center’s main focus are helping children and adults with learning-related vision problem, strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), autism, head injury, and stroke. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his family and teaching children’s bible lessons at his local Bible Study Fellowship. Dr. Tong has been an Optometrist for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). His professional affiliations include memberships in the California and American Optometric Associations, the International Sports Vision Association, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, COVD, AAO, and NORA. He has served as trustee and past-president of the San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor of both the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University and the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.
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1 Response to Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

  1. Dear Dr. Tong,
    As editor of Optometry & Vision Development I want to thank you for your efforts in getting the word out about optometric vision therapy and your willingness to make available to the profession, and all who are interested, the good work you’ve been doing by publishing in OVD.
    I encourage all your readers to visit to find out more. I would also encourage you readers who are interested in research in this area to visit my blog at
    Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A
    Editor, OVD

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