This Injury and Protection course will focus on two sections: common eye injuries and concussions.  For eye injuries, we will discuss triage, management, and post trauma protocols.  Injury prevention on a personal and administrative level will also be covered.  The second section will be dedicated solely to concussions.  This will include diagnosis, management, rehabilitation, and return to play.

The first chapter will concentrate on eye injuries and other trauma that can affect the eyes. Common eye injuries such as blunt trauma, corneal abrasions, lid lacerations, penetrating trauma, among others will be covered. We will look at everything from on field diagnosis and triage to active treatment and management. Guidelines will be discussed for eye protection and return to play. We will even talk about how different aspects of the health care team should be involved

The second chapter will revolve around concussions and concussion management.  The latest understanding of concussion science will be reviewed. On field diagnostic testing will be reviewed with special attention to eye testing.  Vision rehabilitation and vision performance testing for return to play will be covered. The need for interprofessional collaboration and methods for enhancing communication of health care providers will cap this session.  Each module should take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Injury | Overview

    • Eye Injury | Overview

  • 2

    Injury 1 | Ocular Injuries, Triage, and Protection

    • Injury 1 | Ocular Injuries, Triage, and Protection (Overview)

    • Injury 1 | Ocular Injuries, Triage, and Protection (Lecture I)

    • Injury 1 | Ocular Injuries, Triage, and Protection (Lecture II)

    • Injury 1 | Ocular Injuries, Triage, and Protection (Quiz)

    • Injury 1 | Ocular Injuries, Triage, and Protection (Review & Next Steps)

  • 3

    Injury 2 | Concussion

    • Injury 2 | Concussion

    • Injury 2 | Concussion (Lecture)

    • Injury 2 | Concussion (Quiz)

    • Injury 2 | Concussion (Review & Next Steps)



Amanda Nanasy

Dr. Nanasy is has been the lead investigator for two research projects aimed to help reduce concussion and high impact injury of athletes through vision training. She is a faculty member for Alcon's Experience Academy in Fort Worth, Tx as well as John's Creek, GA. She is a frequent author for Optometric Management and other Optometry publications on topics of Sports Vision and Practice management. While Performance Vision is her main interest, she also is passionate about helping other ODs improve their practices and has been the IDOC Member Director for Central and South Florida since 2011- leading over 100 round-table practice management meetings.


Derek Cunningham

Dr. Cunningham is the Director of Optometry and Research at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, Texas. He is a founding member and chair of the Integrated Ophthalmic Managed Eyecare Delivery Task Force by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and continues to serve as an education chairman for ASCRS. He is the founding chief medical editor of Optometry’s only pathology based publication – Advanced Ocular Care. He is also the author of The Surgical Minute column in Review of Optometry and the host of Innovations in Clinical Practice video series on Previously, Dr. Cunningham was the resident education supervisor at the Division of Ophthalmology, Texas Tech School of Medicine at El Paso. Dr. Cunningham’s advanced research cover a vast spectrum of eye are and neuroscience including; dry eye treatments, glaucoma medications and surgeries, retinal disease, cataract and lasik surgeries, cosmetic treatments and products, vision enhancement and sports vision. His innovative research has been presented at all major meetings ranging from the American Retinal society, the Academies of Ophthalmology and Optometry, to the American College of Sports Medicine. His research has been featured in many medical journals and showcased in publications such as Sports Illustrated and Forbes Magazine.


Fraser Horn

Dr. Horn is the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. He teaches in multiple courses, including co-instructor of the Sports And Recreational Vision elective course with Dr. Graham Erickson. He is a past chair of the American Optometric Association's Sports Vision Section. Dr. Horn works with amateur and professional athletes from multiple sports. He has been involved in multiple sports vision research projects, as well. Dr. Horn has lectured internationally on sports vision and primary care optometry. He enjoys helping athletes try to achieve their potential. Dr. Horn graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Perry Point VA in Maryland.