How Concussions & Brain Injuries Affect Your Vision
It’s no surprise that your brain, eyes, and other senses are intimately connected; your eyes are actually considered part of your brain. However, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries can damage the structural and functional (neuronal) connections and thus, your vision.
Research suggests that over 60% of concussion or post-concussion patients experience one or more vision problems.
Vision Deficiencies Caused by Concussions
Common symptoms of a concussion include headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. However, when it affects your vision, some of the symptoms you may experience include, but are not limited to:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision or ghosted/shadowed vision
- Light sensitivity
- Binocular dysfunction
- Convergence inefficiencies
- Accommodation deficiencies
Who Can Benefit?
Vision problems related to traumatic brain injuries can also manifest as other issues, including learning disabilities, attention disorders, and even anxiety and panic issues.
If you find that you’re experiencing psychological problems following a traumatic brain injury, our vision rehabilitation program could reduce these symptoms and provide you with a better quality of life.