after experiencing a brain injury or concussion
Whether you fell off of a bicycle, were in a car accident, or suffered a stroke, any injury to the head and brain can lead to a range of vision problems.
Because every part of the brain is involved in vision in some way, a brain injury of any severity can create a wealth of problems.
When the vision problems are severe, they are obvious: the individual will complain of doubled vision or words moving on the page.
When the problems are subtle is where the challenge lies; there can be a variety of symptoms that might not seem to be associated with one's vision, such as experiencing headaches, dizziness or nausea, motion sickness or even difficulty with balance or movement.
Blurred vision, especially when reading
Pain in one eye or both eyes
Poor reading comprehension, poor memory of what was read
Sensitivity to light
Loses place when reading
Anxiety with visual tasks
Poor eye-hand coordination, misses when reaching and grasping
Balance and movement difficulties, such as drifting when walking, stumbling, or falling
Driving difficulties such as trouble with staying in your lane, multitasking, knowing where you're going spatially, sensitivity to the motion of cars around you
After experiencing a concussion or a head injury, you need to be thoroughly evaluated. These evaluations can be 60-90 minutes in length, and after this evaluation, Dr. Chelette will develop a vision rehabilitation plan. It is vital to the rehabilitation process that any issues get treated as soon as possible, otherwise the overall recovery process will be significantly delayed.
These may be prism lenses or plus-powered lenses. Prism lenses move light to a position most comfortable for the eyes, and plus-powered lenses reduce the strain and effort required to focus to see anything up close
This is the selective application of light frequencies through the eyes, and is used in support of other therapies to aid in the remediation of visual problems, visual discomfort, and visual field constrictions associated with visual stress or brain injury
A customized therapy program, often recommended in conjunction with therapeutic lenses and syntonic light therapy, that rebalances the visual system and helps correct underlying binocular vision dysfunctions.
If you or your child are experiencing any visual symptoms due to a concussion or traumatic/acquired brain injury, it's important to take action and seek treatment as soon as possible. The visual problems you experience affect your ability to work, to learn, and to enjoy your life.
Don't wait to contact us to schedule an appointment. Take the necessary steps towards recovery.