NEURO - Post Concussion Syndrome Or Acquired Brain Injury

Post Concussion Syndrome Or Acquired Brain Injury

A brain injury (including concussion and stroke) or other neurological insult can affect many areas of the brain, resulting in diverse symptoms and functional difficulties. Vision problems are often overlooked during the initial treatment of a brain injury, and a regular eye exam seldom reveals the extent to which the visual process has been affected.

  • Fluctuating vision
  • Double vision (often intermittent) Eye strain, discomfort, soreness Headaches after visual tasks 
  • Visual fatigue
  • Balance difficulties
  • Vertigo
  • Avoidance of visual tasks (such as reading or computer work)
  • Reading difficulties (skipping lines, loss of place, difficulties with fluency or comprehension)
  • Trouble with peripheral vision
  • Light and glare sensitivity
  • Motion sensitivity – discomfort or dizziness when scrolling on a computer or other screen, or in busy environments such as a grocery store
  • Visual field loss – can result in bumping into objects or causing falls

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

After a brain insult, you may require a number of professionals to support you back to full function. As part of that multidisciplinary team, Neuro- Optometric Rehabilitation targets the underlying cause of a person’s symptoms related to their vision problems.

A Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist will carry out a full assessment and discuss the diagnosis as well as possible treatments.

An individualised treatment program may include:

  • therapeutic lenses with or without prisms or 
  • coloured filters 
  • in-office vision therapy 
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