brain injury

Watch for These 10 Lasting Vision Issues After a Brain Injury

A blow or jolt to the head is a serious thing and should never be taken lightly, as it can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Whether it is mild (often referred to as a concussion) or severe, a TBI can have lasting effects, especially when it comes to your vision. There are many events or circumstances that can cause a concussion or traumatic brain injury, such as:

  • Falling
  • Stroke
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Car accident
  • Physical assault
  • Sports activity collision

If you have experienced any of these, you should be on the lookout for some common visual symptoms that often follow a concussion or TBI.

Vision Issues Often Associated with a Brain Injury

A majority of people who experience a TBI or concussion-related injury will suffer from one or more of the following visual impairments:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Problems with eye movements or tracking
  • Depth perception issues
  • Peripheral vision loss
  • Light sensitivity
  • Reading difficulties
  • Aching eyes
  • Eye teaming issues
  • Improper eye alignment/eye turn

Unfortunately, many instances of injury-related vision problems go undiagnosed in the beginning.  The symptoms may seem mild or insignificant at first, and therefore medical treatment is not deemed necessary.  However, if left untreated, these issues can become much more serious.

Vision Therapy Following a Brain Injury

If you experience any kind of injury to the head, it is important to see both your medical doctor and an eye doctor who has specific training in TBI and concussion-related vision problems.  At Family Vision Development Center, our professional team has advanced training in neuro-optometric vision rehabilitation, which means we understand these types of injuries as well as the treatment needed to restore proper vision.  Using customized, therapeutic eye exercises, our specialized vision therapy programs are an extremely effective way to retrain the eyes and brain in order to recover normal visual skills.

We understand that each patient is unique and each vision therapy treatment plan should fit their specific needs.  As such, we provide each of our patients with a comprehensive neuro-optometric vision evaluation in order to create an individualized treatment program using the most current and effective vision therapy methods available.  We look forward to getting your vision back to normal so you can get back to enjoying life!  Give us a call at 630-862-2020 to schedule your appointment.