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Traumatic Brain Injury

Project Eyecare Optometry -  - Primary Eyecare Optometrists with emphasis in Vision Therapy and Myopia Control

Project Eyecare Optometry

Primary Eyecare Optometrists with emphasis in Vision Therapy and Myopia Control located in Mission Viejo, CA

Every year, more than 2.8 million people seek emergency care for traumatic brain injuries, and many more go undiagnosed. Vision problems are common after traumatic brain injuries. Vincent Cano, OD, and Connie Tsai, OD, and their eye care team at Project Eyecare Optometry in Mission Viejo, California, provide personalized treatment, including optometric rehabilitation, to restore your vision after a traumatic brain injury. Call Project Eyecare Optometry or make an appointment online today for expert eye care following a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Your brain rests in your skull, surrounded and cushioned by cerebral fluids. However, when you have a sudden bump or jolt to the head, the force can make your brain bounce back and forth in your skull. The impact can lead to bruising or bleeding on your brain, which is known as a traumatic brain injury. 

Traumatic brain injuries, like concussions, are common in athletes, although you can also sustain a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident or a slip-and-fall accident.

How can a traumatic brain injury affect my vision?

Traumatic brain injuries can cause a variety of symptoms. After a traumatic brain injury, you might experience:

  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Problems reading
  • Headaches when performing visual tasks
  • Peripheral vision loss
  • Double vision
  • Reduced eye movement

Traumatic brain injuries are dangerous, and your symptoms can last for a few days or years, leading to long-lasting vision and cognitive problems. If you have a head injury, you should always talk to a doctor about your injury and have the tests needed to reveal a brain injury.

How can I restore my vision after a traumatic brain injury?

If you have vision problems from a traumatic brain injury, the team of eye care professionals at Project Eyecare Optometry provides customized optometric rehabilitation to help you recover and restore your visual acuity. 

Depending on your specific needs, the team offers weekly appointments for you to receive neuro-optometric therapy. Your eye care provider works with you on exercises to strengthen your eye muscles and repair the neural pathways that allow you to see clearly. You might practice exercises to improve the way your eyes work independently or together to focus on objects or track a moving object. 

Your optometric rehabilitation is wholly customized to address your specific needs and support your overall recovery. Your optometrist can work with your neurologist or sports medicine provider to ensure you receive collaborative care so you can recover quickly and safely.

If you’ve had a traumatic brain injury and suffer from impaired vision, call Project Eyecare Optometry or make an appointment online today for personalized optometric rehabilitation services.