An Intro to the Neurology of Vision 🧠 👁
It’s amazing how a large portion of my recovery has been accomplished through focused attention on visual and vestibular pathways.
It is widely said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but our eyes are LITERALLY the window to our brains!
You see, our brains have 12 superhighways that send signals to and from the brain. 🛣🧠
These superhighways are called cranial nerves and, while 6 of them affect our visual system, 4 of them are DEDICATED to our visual system!
This means that ONE THIRD of the superhighways that send signals to and from the brain ARE DEDICATED TO less than 1% of our body’s physical realistate: OUR EYES!
Our eyes are not only a literal window to the brain, but they are also a therapeutic window to the brain where we can effect neuroplastic change!
Would you like to learn more about how we can empower ourselves to improve our brain function through visual and vestibular exercises? Comment below.
Yes I would like to learn about the eye exercises.
Yes, I want to learn more about how vision is NEUROLOGICAL, how the eyes are intimately connected to the brain.
In particular, I’m interested in how the eye- brain connection is very much involved in emotions and feelings.
You may also be interested in this post: https://adventuresinbraininjury.com/double-vision/
Yes!!! My 3 year old left the hospital where he was born with a severe brain injury and later diagnosed with CVI. We would love to all learn more exercises to improve brain function! (Adults and kids of the family alike)
I am very interested in learning more!
I suffered a TBI 7 years ago and am still suffering vision/balance issues
would love to get more tools
I experienced substantial improvements in mental clarity and a reduction of anxiety symptoms while working with a behavioral optometrist following an mTBI. It’d be great if you’re able to share more on this topic (your experiences, exercises you’ve learned, etc.). Thanks, Calvin!
Yes! I think that’s important information to know!
Yes please inform me of how I can improve brain function! I had my accident almost 10 years ago though, so it might be a bit late to start this. Any info is greatly appreciated though. Thanks!
After suffering from a “mild” concussion 6y ago I am still struggling with visual difficulties. Difficulty arises with: screen usage, bright lights, blurriness and peripheral vision and visual tracking/focusing problems.
Vision therapy has helped but not eliminated problems….still no driving! Interested in your journey. Keep fighting!
yes would love to learn more, indeed, need to.
Yes, I would like to learn more.
This has been on my radar for awhile. I would love to learn more…
Sounds fascinating–I would love to learn more!
Hello dear Cavin!
I appreciate your letter to your followers very much.
You remember the little highly brain damaged girl we cared for together and with Deborah Zelinsky…
Whereever and whenever only a glimpse of possible connections between visual take-in and the brain behind is suspectable we must take every imaginable chance to help it improve!
Jürgen (President Behavioral Optometry Academy Foundation)
It is so good to hear from you, my friend. I remember you and her well. Thank you for your work with her and with so many others!
Always happy to receive your news and views, especially on vision related topics.
I would love to know more about eye therapy
Great to know Jaime. Stay tuned. 🙂
so far I’ve got eyedrops that heal cataracts [CanC] and nutrients that nourish the eye, seen red-light aimed up the nasal passages stimulate brain function, plus mhbot and YOUR BOOK.. But ‘exercises? I even found research that showed that it’s the OXIDIZED Vit C that minimizes stroke damage majorly [before or within 3 hours afterward, megadosed]…. Are these things easy? Tedious? Lengthy? Best to you as always
As you may know, your brain uses about 25% of the calories you consume, and vision is a MASSIVE priority when it comes to brain function and attention. I found eye exercises to be extremely exhausting and I found them to be extremely effective in enhance my neurollogical capacity and stamina. You want to do specific exercises for specific areas in the brain.
Hi there, and yes, I find the brain stimulation through eye exercises incredibly interesting. As an ed interventionist I include eye exercises regularly and I am thrilled to learn more. Thank you.
Thank you. That’s awesome! What kind of exercises do you include?
Keep up the good work. 🙂
Would love to know more about this as my husband had a massive stroke 2 yrs ago that has affected his vision among many other things.
Hi, Melissa! There are many ways to improve vision, which improves so many neurological symptoms. I’ll be introducing more, but for now, check out this post: https://adventuresinbraininjury.com/double-vision/
I am very interested in everything about the brain.
Me too, Andrea!
Do you know about mind eye.com? Mind Eye glasses! Glasses that improve brain function!
Cavin. I tried emailing you at an email address that I found on your site.It bounced back. Could you email me the correct contact email for you? I have something to share with you that I think you will want to find out about!
Absolutely! Debbie Zelinsky is amazing! I am currently working with her, and it is indeed amazing. I’ll send you an email shortly. 🙂
Great stuff on vision and neurology, thanks. I am interested in the eye exercises. I have had problems with my eye lids interfering with my vision recently. The eye exercises may provide help.
I hope all is well with you, Cavin. Please let me know if I can help you.
I have been suffering with diminished eye sight for 5 years so far. I don’t drive anymore! I am going to the Mind Eye institute here on Chicago where I saw your book. Nothing is helping right now but I am still hopeful. I would love to learn more.
Stick with Dr. Z! She is amazing. And… feel free to email me to schedule a conversation where we can dive into your case.
Sending lots of love and light! 🙏
Hello Cavin, My son definitely sought after Dr. Z after your posting a few yrs back. We would be interested in your steps also for learning more about eye exercises.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Yes, I’d like to learn more about the neurology of vision.
Thank you for offering such important information!
I’ve suffered from multiple concussions in my life. I would like to learn about these eye exercises.
I have post concussion syndrome with hyper sensitivity to light and sound for the last 14 months. I can watch a little TV but bright lights, neon colors, red car lights at night, the list goes on and on. I would love some relief.