Dr. Amber Cumings Joins Clarendon Vision Optometry Practice

Date Posted: August 15, 2019


Dr. Amber Cumings Joins Clarendon Vision Optometry Practice

Clarendon Hills, IL – August 15, 2019– Clarendon Vision in Clarendon Hills, IL is pleased to announce that Dr. Amber Cumings has joined the Clarendon Vision practice. Dr. Cumings brings to the practice a deep passion for working with children and adults on vision related issues, particularly around neuro-optometric rehabilitation. She also specializes in pediatrics and vision therapy. She completed a residency on these important topics with the nationally-recognized optometrist, Dr. Curtis Baxstrom.

Dr. Cumings is excited to share her expertise with Clarendon Vision patients. She’s particularly passionate about supporting those with brain injuries such as concussion and stroke. She says, “Many people don’t realize how an optometrist can help alleviate visual symptoms related to traumatic brain injury.” She goes on to add, “My practice goal is to offer assistance to people of all ages (infancy through adulthood) with binocular vision dysfunction. I look forward to offering my services to anyone who suffers from visual symptoms that negatively impact their everyday life.”

The CDC estimates that approximately 1.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. each year. Because traumatic brain injuries often have long-term disabling impacts, it is estimated that 5.3 million adults and children live with brain injury disabilities today. Dr. Cumings specialization in neuro-optometric rehabilitation means she brings an important facet of brain injury treatment to the western suburbs. Per the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association:

“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.”

Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction or Traumatic Brain Injury include:

  • Headaches

  • Light sensitivity

  • Dizziness/lightheadedness and/or disorientation

  • Unsteadiness when walking/drifting to one side

  • Motion sensitivity and driving difficulty

As students in the area are returning to school, it is important to remember that vision-related deficits, including those from traumatic brain injuries, can mimic learning disabilities or attention-related issues like ADHD. An accurate diagnosis is an important step to creating a treatment plan to address impacts to the visual system. A comprehensive eye exam with a trained optometrist can help identify issues and offer treatment options.


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