Vision Therapy for Concussions and Brain Injury
Seeking Vision Therapy for Concussions
It’s long been known that even a minor brain injury can cause a concussion. If you’ve had a minor brain injury you may require vision therapy for concussions without even realizing it.
For this reason, if your child is playing any sport and has a head injury, no matter how mild it may appear to be, your child should be examined by a professional. Left untreated, a concussion may cause all sorts of issues including visual disturbances.
Not all concussions result in the person going unconscious. This can make it more of a challenge to diagnose whether or not a patient actually has a concussion or not.
Visual disturbances may include any of the following:
Tracking issues with one or both eyes
Blurred vision (this can affect vision up close, far away or both)
Headaches when reading, watching tv or other visual activities
Glare from lights
Other visual disturbances (seeing artifacts when looking specific directions or in general)
Headaches (may be caused by light sensitivity or due to other reasons)
Issues with balance
Pulsed vision (vision may be clear, then blurred, then clear again)
Inability to comprehend what is being read
If your child has any of these visual issues going on after a head injury, no matter how mild it may seem, be sure to have him or her seen by a medical doctor as quickly as possible.
If you or anyone else have these issues going on after a bump on the head or minor head injury, be sure to be seen by a doctor as quickly as possible, as they may need post concussion vision therapy..
There are many ways that they can do vision therapy for concussions. An eye doctor can use optometric visual therapy or adjust a prescription for the time being until the patient is able to refocus their eyes normally.
Other methods of vision therapy include prism lenses that will alter how the world is perceived until such a time as the brain heals or long term if it’s a more serious injury.
Behavioral optometrists have a vast wealth of knowledge on how to deal with visual disturbances after a concussion. They may use neuro-optometry to help treat these visual disturbances.
A combination of treatments may be required for the patient depending on which visual disturbances they are having.
Visual retraining can reteach the brain to see normally after a concussion. A vision therapy specialist can work closely with the patient to help them retrain their brain to see normally.
Thankfully, most visual disturbances are treatable when a patient has a concussion. The sooner treatment is begun, the sooner the patient can get back to their normal life.
Since most of the visual disturbances after a concussion respond well to treatment, more people are finding comfort from their symptoms after a traumatic brain injury or TBI. The sooner a Behavioral Optometrist is consulted, the sooner a patient can get back to living.
In summary, always have vision checked after a concussion or bump on the head if there are visual disturbances. Even a seemingly minor traffic accident or sports injury can cause visual disturbances if the head is bumped just right.
Seeking vision therapy for concussions should be at the top of the list of things to do for anyone in a car wreck or who has had a sports injury that involves a concussion. Regardless of how mild the concussion may seem, vision therapy may be required to fully regain proper vision.
4D Testimonials About Vision Therapy for Concussions
We interviewed one of our 4D graduates to learn about his expreience at 4D Vision Gym. Here are his answers to those questions:
Ryan’s mother gave this testimonial:
“The staff at 4D Vision Gym are always professional and helpful. Kelsey made sure to accommodate my son’s busy schedule for appointments. After completing therapy and practicing at home, reading was easier. The staff continues to answer questions and concerns that arise with Ryan’s vision. A great experience!” ~ MaryAnn B.
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Vision Therapy for concussions is an effective treatment plan for brain injuries.
Learn more about our 4D Vision Therapy specialties:
- Optometric Vision Therapy
- Vision Therapy for Children
- Post-Concussion Therapy
- Sports Vision Training
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