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Vision and Brain Injuries

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What Is a Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a thump or jolt to the head, and the skull fails to absorb all the force of the blow. Not all forceful hits will result in a TBI, but if the strike is strong enough it can cause serious damage, resulting in a concussion, cognitive impairment, headaches, or vision loss. Sometimes a TBI’s damage isn’t readily apparent, so it is important to receive medical attention after a serious blow. These types of injuries can also have a major effect on your vision, as they can disrupt how your eyes communicate with your brain’s visual processing systems.

How Vision Therapy Can Help

Vision therapy is an important tool against TBIs and other inflammation-based conditions because it retrains the brain and strengthens its visual pathways. By realigning these pathways, patients will notice that other aspects of their vision and eye-hand coordination improve, too, including their eye-tracking, processing speed, and ability to focus. Your vision therapy plan will be completely customized to you and your specific condition because no two brain injuries are alike, and symptoms and their severity vary greatly from person to person.