Amplify EyeCare's Optometrists at NORA 2023

Published on
October 10, 2023

We're excited 🎉 to share this memorable moment captured at the annual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) conference of 2023 🗓️ which took place from October 5th to 8th in Portland, OR 🌲. In the picture, you'll see Dr. Connie Woo O.D. 👩‍⚕️ and Dr. Eric Ikeda, FCOVD, DPNAP 👨‍⚕️ from Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach, alongside Dr. Carl Garbus, FAAO 👨‍⚕️ from Amplify EyeCare of Santa Clarita.


This year’s conference explored groundbreaking subjects that are shaping the future of neuro-optometry 🧠👁️. Some of the noteworthy topics included Foundations of Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation, Clinical Applications, and Extended Concepts in the field. Experts also delved into the use of performance-tinted contact lenses for photosensitivity patients and discussed the vestibular influence on vision and performance. Additionally, a new therapeutic model for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) care was introduced, tying the eyes and ears into a holistic treatment approach.

Dr. Carl Garbus and Dr. Ikeda are founding fathers of NORA and have both served as past presidents of the organization 🌐. Their dedication to neuro-optometry is unparalleled 💯. Dr. Ikeda has been honored with NORA's Advancement of Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Award 🥇, the President’s Award 🏅, and the Founding Fathers Medal 🎖️. Dr. Carl Garbus, who was NORA's president in 2010, currently serves as the vice president on the board for NORA and collaborates with multiple rehabilitation centers 🏥.

Dr. Connie Woo, who is also in the picture, is another shining star 🌟 in the field. She is passionate about neuro-optometry and is certified in lacrimal dilation & irrigation, as well as a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent 💊.

Neuro-optometry goes beyond traditional eye care 👓 to focus on how your eyes and brain work together 🤝. It plays a vital role in treating patients with visual complications arising from traumatic brain injuries, strokes, or other neurological issues. Understanding the link between your vision 👁️ and neurological health 🧠 can be a life-changing revelation that significantly improves your quality of life ❤️.

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