Acquired brain injury is an insult to the brain. The following list contains some of the more common causes:
- A blow to the head from a fall or car accident
- Stroke and other brain bleeds
- M.S./neurological dysfunction
Vision is our dominant sense and a primary source of sensory information that guides our motor functions. Acquired brain injury can disrupt this visual process causing visual symptoms such as:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Reading difficulties
- Comprehensive difficulties
- Attention-concentration difficulties
- Memory difficulties
- Double vision
- Eye strain
- Loss of peripheral vision
During the rehabilitation process, a behavioral optometrist may use special lenses and filters (opaque, colored) along with vision therapy and 9 (phototherapy).
Do not wait to see if things will just get better on their own. The brain begins healing right away, so proper guidance of the healing process is vital to a fast and complete recovery.