Here at Vision and Sensory Integration, we are dedicated to helping survivors of traumatic brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired brain injury that occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. A TBI can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe.
A TBI can affect your vision by damaging parts of the brain involved in visual processing or perception. Some common types of vision problems after TBI are blurred vision, difficulty seeing up close, double vision, and decreased peripheral vision. There can also be complete loss of vision in one or both eyes.
Many of the visual problems that accompany a TBI can make it more difficult for you to perform regular activities, can make it harder for you to be comfortable in some environments, and can cause discomfort or pain.
We strongly suggest working with a provider who has experience working with patients who have had a TBI and encourage you to include vision care as part of your overall recovery process.
If you have any questions about traumatic brain injuries, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (630) 429-7553.