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Concussions are the biggest hype in social media and sports today on a national level. Parents are getting more and more worried about their children playing football because of the possibility of a head injury and or possible brain damage.

Rob Gronkowski “Gronk”, former NFL player who played tight end for the past nine seasons for the New England Patriots and future Hall of Famer, claims that during his NFL career he sustained at least 20 concussions and has lost consciousness at least five times.

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Vittorio Mena
Vittorio Mena O.D., M.S. is the sports vision director at Optical Academy in Clifton, NJ. He graduated from Seton Hall University with both a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology. He received his professional degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2014. He is professionally licensed in both life/variable annuity insurance and investments. He holds his 2-14, Series 6, and Series 63 financial licenses. Dr. Mena is on the board of directors for his state association NJSOP. He also serves as an advanced clinical director for the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes program for the state of NJ. In 2019, he was awarded as the NJ Young Optometrist of the year. In 2020 he received the Public Service Award from Salus University. He also serves on the AOA's Sports & Performance Vision Committee. He is a regular monthly contributor to Review of Optometric Business columns and enjoys lecturing on nutrition, contact lenses, myopia management, concussion management, sports vision performance and finance.

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