Friday, March 13, 2015

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

brain injury
Acquired or traumatic brain injury (TBI can result in multiple disabilities that may be difficult to recognize especially as they relate to how well the individual's visual system is functioning. 

The vision problems associated with TBI may include:
  • Double Vision 
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Light sensitivity
  • Attention or concentration difficulties
  • Staring behavior (low blink rate)
  • Losing place when reading
  • Eye turn in, out, up, or down (esophoria or exophoria) 
  • Difficulty shifting focus from near to far 
  • Words move or blur when reading

The good news is that the brain can be taught! Neuroplasticity exists well into adulthood and with the help of various vision therapy procedures, the signs and symptoms of brain injury that can adversely affect the individual, can often be improved.

repetitive head injurys
vision therapy improves the brain
If you have had a stroke, been involved in a traumatic event resulting in a brain injury, or even have played various sports where repetitive brain injuries are common, you should be evaluated by a doctor knowledgeable about the oculo-visual problems associated with acquired/traumatic brain injury.







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