Brain Injuries

About Vision Problems Associated with Brain Injuries

This page provides information and resources for people who having eye symptoms or difficulties with vision, balance, reading, driving, etc. following a concussion or brain injury. Brain injuries can come in many forms. Below are some common diagnoses:

  • Concussion
  • Post-Concussion or Postconcussive Syndrome (PCS)
  • Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Mild Acquired Brain Injury
  • Hemianopsia or Hemianopia
  • Mild Closed Head Injury
  • Cervical Trauma Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident

Concussion Recovery After Brain Injury with Non-surgical Vision Therapy and Visual Rehabilitation – I Can Read, Drive, Shop and Live Independently Again! Headaches are Gone!

Yoked Prism Glasses or Ambient Lenses as Post Concussion Recovery Treatment for Reading, Balance, Driving Problems and So Much More!

Essentially, Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Acquired Brain Injury is an insult to the brain, such as a blow to the head, stroke, or neurological dysfunction. The insult can produce cognitive, sensory or physical impairments; most are amenable to rehabilitation. The following is a list of symptoms of visual problems which can result from brain injuries:

  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light, glare sensitivity
  • Reading difficulties; words appear to move
  • Comprehension difficulty
  • Attention and concentration difficulty
  • Memory difficulty
  • Double vision
  • Aching eyes
  • Headaches with visual tasks
  • Inability to maintain visual contact or focus
  • Reduction or loss of visual field (Visual Field Loss)
  • Difficulties with eye movements, such as:
    1. ocular pursuits (eye tracking ability)
    2. saccadics (shifting gaze quickly from one point to the other)
    3. accommodative inability (focusing)
    4. binocular vision (eye alignment, eye teaming, depth perception, 3D vision, stereopsis)

These visual problems can be successfully decreased or eliminated with various treatments, such as:

  • Optometric Vision Therapy
  • Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Therapy (also, known as Vision Rehabilitation or Optometric Neuro-Visual Processing Rehabilitation) Corrective lenses, such as Yoked Prism Lenses
  • Phototherapy programs (Syntonic Optometry, Light Therapy)

Eye muscle surgery (strabismus surgery) is a very questionable treatment option for visual consequences of brain injury, because — unlike rehabilitative therapy, eye muscle surgery does not treat the problems occurring in the patient’s brain.