Vision Care for Those with Brain Injury and Concussions

After experiencing a brain injury (stroke, tumor, trauma, concussion, etc.), the visual system can be impacted, sometimes severely. Due to the complexity of the visual system, sometimes even a mild concussion can disrupt many aspects of vision.

Research shows over 50% of patients with a concussion have symptomatic visual problems following their injury. Listed below are 11 symptoms that often follow a concussion:
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Motion sickness
  • Dizziness or disorientation
  • Loss of place when reading
  • Poor concentration
  • Inability to tolerate crowded or busy places
  • Delayed processing speed or visual memory
Many of these symptoms result from damage to the visual system. The most common visual diagnoses following a concussion are:
  • Binocular Dysfunction
  • Accommodative Dysfunction
  • Oculomotor Dysfunction
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Convergence Excess
  • Visual Midline Shift
  • Visual Perceptual/Processing Disorder
  • Visual-Vestibular Integration Dysfunction
The first step to determine if vision therapy would be helpful as a part of your rehabilitation plan is to have an evaluation with our team. Call us to schedule.