Post-concussion vision and what you can do

November 22, 2016
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People often tell me they’ve had vision problems since their concussion because vision is the only sense that has connections to every region of our brain. The wiring for vision is a brain process, so visual disturbances after a concussion are very common. Visual symptoms may be temporary or may persist after other problems have resolved.

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We regularly work with patients who have suffered a concussion (mild or severe)

Common vision problem post concussion include:

  • Blurry or unstable vision
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Trouble reading or viewing your computer
  • Dizziness driving or in the supermarket
  • Lack of depth perception
  • Difficulties with gait

 

“Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome” or PTVS is the term for the combination of the eye co-ordination issues and dizziness that occur post-concussion.

These functional vision problems are easily diagnosed and treated by a Neuro-Optometrist. During Optometric therapy, the concepts of neuro-plasticity help the brain to improve its’ ability to co-ordinate the eyes as a team and visually organize the world around us.

If you or someone you know has had a concussion or head trauma and struggles with symptoms of double vision, blurred vision, headaches or feeling visually overwhelmed find a Neuro-Optometrist to help you in your recovery process.

Click here for more information on treatment options from Discover Vision Therapy.

Addition links on vision therapy following a concussion:

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