Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussions
Your optometrist near San Diego offers treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussions
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can result in significant vision issues and more. Our team at Anderson Family Vision Therapy in San Diego is experienced in working with those who are dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury or a Concussion.
Learn more about how our full-service eye and vision care provider can address common resulting issues.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is often due to a sudden blow to the head. This can damage the brain and lead to disability. Common causes include physical aggression, traffic accidents, gunshot wounds, sports injuries, and falls. A result of either a penetrating head injury or strong jolt to the head can be a disruption to how the brain would normally function.
Symptoms may be relatively mild to more severe and are related to the area of the brain affected and the level of damage. Patients who have a concussion or TBI may not immediately notice symptoms. Visual problems may not immediately be apparent, but difficulties may arise later. Both adults and children may be diagnosed with a TBI.
Acquired Brain Injuries or a concussion may have resulted in a host of issues. Visual problems are often not a focus during the initial treatment phase. However, there comes a time to address changes to vision as eye structures and the brain are important for the intake and processing of sensory information.
Concussions or a Brain Injury can result in symptoms of visual impairment like:
- Reduced visual field;
- Memory problems;
- Double vision;
- Sensitivity to light;
- Blurred vision; and
- Headaches with visual tasks.
When inefficiencies in the visual system appear, seemingly simple tasks can become difficult and require more effort.
Patients that have a Traumatic Brain Injury can have issues with:
- Focus change;
- Maintaining attention; and
- Near and distance visual acuity.
These are only a handful of visual skills that could be impacted by a concussion or brain injury. Our team at Anderson Family Vision Therapy can partner with patients to make improvements to a person’s visual system.
Dr. Anderson Can Help
Vision therapy can benefit patients with a concussion or TMI. After a careful evaluation and examination, a treatment regimen will be prescribed which may include low vision aids, prisms, incorporating lenses, and specific activities uniquely designed to help a person better control their visual system and improve vision efficiency. A series of sessions may be required.
It is possible to reduce symptoms and improve how the visual system functions after a Traumatic Brain Injury. Speak with our trusted optometrist, Dr. Nathan Anderson, today and learn how vision therapy can benefit you.