Dr. Fabian Tai & Associates offers Vision Rehabilitation.
Brain Injury & Concussion
Brain injuries can be caused by blows to the head, strokes, lack of oxygen to the brain, car accidents, sports-related injuries and more. Concussions are a major category of brain injury. In this case, the brain becomes bruised by being knocked against the inside of the skull. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken such as in a rear-end collision one can suffer whiplash. Many people who have suffered a concussion have vision related symptoms. Some people don't realize that concussions alter the way your brain functions because signs and symptoms of a concussion may not appear until hours or days after the injury. A wide range of visual problems can result from brain injury and concussion.
The following is a list of vision symptoms that can be caused by a brain injury or concussion:
- Difficulty with reading/computer work
- Focusing problems
- Eyestrain and fatigue
- Double vision
- Nausea or dizziness
- Inattention and distractibility
- Inability to tolerate a busy environment
- Light sensitivity
- Confusion or disorientation
- Balance or coordination
- Difficulty with walking in a straight line
- Difficulty with memory
An Optometrist trained in neuro-optometric rehabilitation can evaluate your signs and symptoms, review your medical history, and conduct a detailed visual examination. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, the type of Vision Therapy used in the treatment of head injuries, can be very effective in restoring normal visual function after concussion or brain injury.
If you think you are experiencing any of the vision symptoms, contact our office to book your visual examination.