Brain Injury Journal published Special Issue on Neuro-Optometry

The inter-disciplinary journal Brain Injury Professionals, one of the largest professional circulation publication on the subject of brain injury and the official publication of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) and the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), recently published a special issue on Neuro-Optometry.

Four featured articles were authored by optometrists including Derek Tong OD, FAAO FCOVD FNORA, Kenneth Ciuffreda OD PhD FAAO FCOVD-A, Curtis Baxstrom OD MA FAAO FCOVD FNORA, and Barry Tannen OD FAAO FCOVD. Other co-authors of their articles included a Neuropsychologist, a Physiatrist, a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, and six other Optometrists. These scientific articles provided evidence-based overviews of the current symptom assessment, evaluation techniques, and treatment options of these vision disorders common in acquired brain injury, emphasizing how Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation can improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for individuals who suffered physical and cognitive disabilities as a result of acquired brain injury.

To access this special issue, please visit

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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