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Acquired Brain Injury Related Vision Problems

Traumatic brain injuries and cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) can leave patients in a debilitated condition, often facing a long road to recovery. It takes an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team that may include physiatrists, internists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and optometrists to facilitate that recovery.

Double vision, headaches, eyestrain, difficulty reading, photosensitivity, imbalance, dizziness, visual field loss, poor memory, reduced comprehension and trouble concentrating are all symptoms that the acquired brain injured patient may experience. 

Vision disorders that are commonly associated with head injury include eye coordination, eye focusing and eye tracking problems. Vision rehabilitation starts with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment may include such tools as lenses, prisms, vision therapy and magnification devices to overcome these deficiencies.

Improving visual function and reducing symptoms can enhance the patient’s function in other aspects of rehabilitation as well as basic activities of daily living. If you or someone you know has recently suffered from a traumatic brain injury or stroke, this service is an integral part in the steps to rehabilitation.


Call 714.463.7500 for more information and to schedule an appointment.