Neuro Vision Rehab & Acquired Brain Injury
Once the acute medical care is completed following a traumatic brain injury, there can be residual visual symptoms that affect day to day living.
The neurology of vision is complex and is much more than the sight seeing pathways to the visual cortex and V1. Other tracts include the cranial nerves to the mid brain that serves eye movement and pupil reactions, to the vestibular apparatus that serves balance and gaze stabilisation. Amongst others.
Having a clear image on the retina is just one element of many to serve well-functioning vision.
We take for granted our vision working comfortably for hours on a computer, no discomfort under flickering fluorescent light, and having stable vision while moving about and turning.
Some of the residual visual symptoms can include: (BTW symptom presentation can be very unique)
- Eyestrain, headaches and neck pain
- Can’t read easily, remembering what you have read
- Glare issues, difficulty in rapidly changing light conditions
- Print moving and shaking, blur and distortion on the page
- Double vision
- Balance issues and difficulties standing and turning around
Problems with your vision, eye alignment and sensory processing may be part of the problem.
Some of the delicate visual pathways are exposed to damage in the case of head and neck trauma, the cause of this trauma can range from car accidents, sports concussion and even accidents in the playground. The after effects of an injury can be very debilitating to the ease and efficiency of vision.
Symptom reduction strategies include:
|• Precision colour tints (Cerium)
• FL 41 tints
• Vertical prism & yoked prism
|• Partial Occlusion
• Traditional vision therapy
• Syntonic light therapy
To find the best solution, our binocular vision assessments for visual processing are comprehensive. Thorough care and assessment includes versional eye movements, vergence eye movements, ocular alignment, central peripheral integration and pattern glare.