CONCUSSIONS CAN AFFECT YOUR VISION
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries can affect your vision, and symptoms can last for months or even years if they aren’t addressed.
With the help of our vision therapy program, we can treat and manage a range of different vision problems caused by concussions and traumatic brain injuries sustained from car accidents, impact sports, and more.
If your vision is not functioning the way it used to after experiencing a brain injury, please give our team a call today, and we will get to work designing a treatment program matched to you and your needs.
WHAT ARE CONCUSSIONS AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES?
Your brain is intimately connected to many functions of your body, meaning brain injuries affect not only the brain itself but also a range of skills you use every day.
Concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur from playing sports, being in a car accident, or health emergencies like a stroke or a tumour.
Your doctor can diagnose concussions by performing a simple eye test that examines your pupil size, your eye movements, and even how sensitive your eyes are to light. You may have to have an MRI or CT scan to determine the extent of your brain injury in more severe cases.
WHAT ARE VISION ISSUES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE?
TBIs can lead to various vision problems that can last for years or even the rest of your life. In fact, research suggests that over 60% of concussion cases cause some degree of a vision problem. Some of the most common symptoms you may experience could include:
- Blurry or double vision
- Balance problems
- Problems concentrating
- Abnormal eye movement
- Irregular pupil size
- Binocular dysfunction
- Convergence insufficiency
- Accommodation deficiencies
In some cases, TBIs can manifest as other issues like a learning disability, or even as an anxiety disorder.
If you are experiencing any of these issues following a TBI, please speak to us today to see how our concussion rehab and vision therapy programs can help you find the functional vision you deserve.
HOW CAN VISION REHABILITATION HELP?
The first step towards finding the help you need is to have an eye exam. Once we determine your needs, we will prescribe a series of exercises to help treat your issues.
These exercises will address your hand-eye coordination, balance, accommodation, depth perception, and visual-motor integration.
Depending on what you may need, some exercises may occur at our clinic, while others you may perform at home. Some of the tools we use to help improve your vision can include:
- Balance boards
- Therapeutic lenses, prisms and filters
- Computerized programs