Here at Performance Vision Therapy, we are dedicated to helping survivors of traumatic brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired brain injury that occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. A TBI can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe.
A TBI can affect your vision by damaging parts of the brain involved in visual processing or perception. Some common types of vision problems after TBI are blurred vision, difficulty seeing up close, double vision, and decreased peripheral vision. There can also be complete loss of vision in one or both eyes.
Many of the visual problems that accompany a TBI can make it more difficult for you to perform regular activities, can make it harder for you to be comfortable in some environments, and can cause discomfort or pain.
We strongly suggest working with a provider who has experience working with patients who have had a TBI and encourage you to include vision care as part of your overall recovery process.
If you have any questions about traumatic brain injuries, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (615) 905-4668.
Vision Problems Resulting From Concussion
Our team at Performance Vision Therapy specializes in vision therapy and serves the local community with non-surgical treatments to enhance vision capabilities. We are located at Franklin, TN and assist our clients in-office on a daily basis.
There are a variety of reasons and factors that can be taken into consideration when someone experiences dysfunctions in their vision. Scenarios such as hereditary genes, work/sports injuries, and pressure to the brain can cause individuals to have vision problems.
One of the most serious injuries that an individual can experience is called post concussive vision Syndrome. There are a variety of details that one should know about in regards to the symptoms that an individual may have and treatment options. Here are a few details that we want all of our prospective/current patients to know.
The symptoms that individuals experience
With the manner that post concussive vision syndrome is caused, it is of the utmost importance that an individual suffering from it (or their loved one/caretaker) understands the symptoms involved. The symptoms that an individual can experience include reading capabilities, horrible headaches/migraines, dizziness, vertigo, and unstable balance.
In regards to reading, post concussive vision syndrome can cause the capabilities of eye tracking to work at its normal/optimum state. This is imperative for individuals that have jobs that require consistent reading and those that simply enjoy reading on a daily basis. Because of how and it affects the brain, some individuals have experienced headaches and migraines.
Because of these two symptoms, individuals can begin to experience low vision moments and blurred vision. Dizziness/vertigo/balance all work in the same manner. Experiencing these symptoms can cause an individual to have a hard time walking around in general (which could also affect jobs that require consistent movement on your feet).
Understanding the proper treatment options available
When an individual sustains an injury that causes post trauma vision syndrome, it is imperative that they receive proper treatment as soon as possible. There are a variety of elements that come into consideration. First and foremost is to address the brain itself and make sure that there are no permanent injuries done to it. Typically the actual damage to the brain will be assessed through an MRI screening and other brain tests.
If the post trauma vision syndrome is at a state of treatment without any surgery, the next treatment option is specific prescription lenses. These will need to be worn in the manner that regular prescription glasses are.
Because of symptoms that can affect different parts of the brain (which also affects different areas of visual functionality) rehabilitative efforts are necessary. It is possible for treatment time to last between a few weeks and up to a few years.
Feel free to contact our team
At Performance Vision Therapy, we are absolutely willing to assist individuals experiencing post concussive vision syndrome. post concussive vision syndrome is a very serious matter that should be addressed and treated as soon as possible. With the effects that it has on the vision, waiting too long could cause permanent issues.
For more information regarding our team and the solutions that we can offer, feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience and set up an initial consultation. For assistance and inquiries via e-mail, you can complete the short form on our Contact page. For immediate inquiries or if you would like to call us, you can also reach our team at (615) 905-4668.