Acquired Brain Injury and The Roles of Vision, Technology and Collaboration in Management and Treatment with Dr. Tina Esposito (Episode #30)

Dr. Tina EspositoDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Dr. Tina Esposito, Medical Director for the Therapy Institute at the Midwestern University-Arizona College of Optometry. She talks about acquired brain injury, its identification, and the roles of vision, technology and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team for management and treatment.

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  • What is Acquired Brain Injury?
  • The role of vision in diagnostics and rehabilitation of acquired brain injury
  • Importance of identifying and helping patients who present with brain injury
  • How we can best provide care to these individuals regardless of our background
  • Conventional vs. new treatments and how technology plays a role in treatment
  • The CAREN system for advanced clinical evaluation, analysis, and rehabilitation
  • What does intercollaborative care look like and how it benefits patients

Dr. Christina “Tina” Esposito grew up in Brooklyn, New York, with two other siblings (she is the oldest) and moved to Arizona for high school. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Arizona College of Optometry in 2013, as a member of the inaugural class, and then served as a Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation resident at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Following her residency, she returned to the Arizona College of Optometry where she saw patients in the Acquired Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Clinics at the Midwestern University Eye Institute. She served as the clinical care coordinator for the Pediatrics and Vision Therapy department on campus and have recently acquired the role of Medical Director for the Therapy Institute. 

Dr. Tina is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in addition to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. 

Lastly, she has two daughters Aurora (6) and Aria (2), who keep each day exciting and full of adventure! 

Connect with Dr. Tina Esposito and Midwestern University-Arizona College of Optometry Therapy Institute:

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“Patients just like to have this idea of knowing that it's not like it's gonna happen overnight or in 3 sessions and they're gonna be better. Being able to keep them involved in the treatment and management and what that timeline looks like and how we're progressing is helpful for their overall anxiety and motivation to want to continue.” – Dr. Tina Esposito

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.