NORA is the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. This Association is committed to advancing treatment of the neurologically impaired patient.
“Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological insults. Neuro-optometric therapy is a process for the rehabilitation of visual / perceptual / motor disorders. It includes, but is not limited to, acquired strabismus, diplopia, binocular dysfunction, convergence and/or accommodation paresis/paralysis, oculomotor dysfunction, visual-spatial dysfunction, visual perceptual and cognitive deficits, and traumatic visual acuity loss.” (source: NORA)
At NECO, members of NORA provide tutoring and support for other students taking a Neuroanatomy course as well as bringing speakers to the college to share their experiences. Neuro-optometrists work with patients with brain disorders, strokes, and TBIs.
Current Student President: Amber Smith & Stephanie Aigbe
Current Student Vice President: Kelsey Smith
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Barry Kran