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 vison
During the rehabilitation process, a behavioral optometrist may use special lenses and filters (opaque, colored) along with vision therapy and syntonics (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.