About Us

Dr. Alvarez's team is the first to quantify how vision rehabilitation evokes neuroplasticity for people with convergence insufficiency, a visual dysfunction presented in almost 50% of individuals living with TBI. Our team conducts a study and quantified changes from vision rehabilitation through improvements in oculomotor behavior and functional MRI. 

This research is discovering how the brain retains itself using its existing “real estate” to regain oculomotor function. It can be translated into better and more efficient treatments for people, resulting in more functionality in potentially a shorter period of time. The goals of this lab are to understand how the visual system interoperates with the brain.