Vision is a complicated process that doesn’t only take place in the eyes, but rather the majority of the visual process occurs in the brain. Therefore, it is no surprise that concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury often have deleterious effects on visual acuity and visual function.
Symptoms that can occur after head injury:
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty with reading and comprehension (words seem to move on page)
- Difficulty with attention, concentration, and memory during reading
- Double vision
- Headaches & eye strain with near work
These symptoms result from difficulties with ocular pursuits (eye tracking), saccades (quick eye movements), accommodative dysfunction (inability to focus the eyes at near), or other binocular vision anomalies (problems with eye alignment, eye teaming, depth perception, stereopsis).
The symptoms associated with these vision problems can be successfully decreased or eliminated with:
- Corrective lenses (may include prism)
- Vision therapy (a personalized program with daily visual tasks/”eye exercises”)
Book an appointment for a binocular vision exam and let us help you see the way you used to.