• Helping You Recover From Your Concussion

The C-Rod is a low cost, lightweight, portable vision therapy / vision rehabilitation tool for home use to help restore the eye movements that are compromised as a result of having a concussion.

Eye Coordination and Visual Processing Become Dysfunctional With A Concussion

For most healthy people, the eyes work together as a team - they focus in, turn in and rotate in a coordinated manner so you can read, enjoy the visual world and be active.  A functional visual system change the focus from one target to another - it can track objects and hold a focus in one place without distress.

Anyone with a concussion knows how we take this for granted and how distressful using our eyes can be after having a brain injury.

Brain damage from a concussion causes eye coordination to break down and this contributes to the visual symptoms we experience with a concussion - headache, foggy vision, double vision, nausea, light sensitivity, confusion, an inability to read, think, concentrate and process both visual and auditory information.

Eye coordination is a learned skill that initially develops during the first eight years of our life.  After a brain injury, therapy can often help visual function recover.  Controlled activity helps your brain relearn its eye movements and the visual symptoms you experience with a concussion can resolve to help you return to a symptom free lifestyle. 

It takes a healthy person 5 minutes a day to complete the C-Rod's 6 eye exercises.  Someone with a concussion will not be able to do the exercises without distress.  But, as the eye exercises become easier you will discover that the C-Rod gives you feedback during your recovery and you will know you are getting better.  

Doing eye movement training will help your eye coordination recover four times faster compared to not doing any eye exercises at all.  When you can do the C-Rod's 6 eye exercises in 5 minutes without distress you will have reasonable assurance that you have made a functional recovery.

Used In Physical Therapy, Optometry and Concussion Clinics in Canada and the USA

Endorsed by www.jumbledbrain.com

Help Yourself Get Better

C-Rod's Patented Design

Two yellow tips are placed on the end of a grey rod to enhance contrast and not impact "color blind" users. The tips are separated by 40 cm to be consistent with standardized testing at a Harmon distance. The separation of the tips are fixed and maintains eye movements within 19 degrees so that head movement is not triggered under "normal" conditions. Therapy is on a fixed plane so that specific cranial nerves and motor neurons are activated thereby eliminating the more random therapy that results from holding two pencils as targets (which may not necessarily be on plane, stationary, or at a standardized separation) which is likely in clinical work and home therapy especially by persons with a visual-perceptual orientation disorder. The C-Rod can test and train saccadic eye movements, fixation, tracking as well as dynamic near point of convergence (NPC) and accommodation convergence skills. The C-rod can be used in isolation or to compliment other in-clinic training.