After Concussions, Head Injuries & Stroke
The First Step
The first step is a thorough evaluation of your vision
to determine the best treatment of vision problems
relating to stroke and acquired brain injuries including visual field loss. Treatment can include prism lenses which can often provide immediate relief. However, in some cases vision therapy is also needed. Your doctor will explain everything once the evaluation is completed.
A Team Approach
Typically we find that patients who have suffered a head injury often require a team approach to help with overall recovery. We collaborate with Chiropractors, Occupational
Therapists, Physiotherapists, Physiatrists and Psychologists to help our patients.
Head injury, such as concussion, can result in vision problems and it doesn’t matter how young or old you are. Whether you have fallen off a bike, had a car accident or a stroke, vision problems can range from being very subtle to severe.
The more severe vision problems are obvious, the person complains of double vision, or words moving on the page. When the problem is more subtle, vision problems can have a wide variety of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness or nausea, motion sickness or even difficulty with balance or movement.
Some Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Vision Syndrome
There are a variety of symptoms which are involved in Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome including:
- Blurred vision, especially when reading
- Double vision
- Pain in the eye or eyes
- Poor reading comprehension
- Sensitivity to light
- Loses place when reading
If you or a loved one has a head injury, it would be wise to schedule an appointment to determine if some subtle vision problems may interfere with the recovery process. The good news is that most vision problems relating to head injury can be helped.