What is concussion?

The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS).
In most cases, the eyes are physically healthy but not communicating properly with the brain,this is very common following any type of traumatic brain injury. The eyes are controlled by the brain, so when someone suffers from an injury to the brain, whether it is a car accident, stroke, or concussion, the visual system can be significantly impacted causing a range of life-changing symptoms. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can help relieve the disabling post-concussion symptoms.

Typical symptoms that are experienced after a concussion may include:

Sports Vision is a form of vision therapy that focuses on the visual needs of a particular athlete. This starts with appropriate refractive correction and eyewear for injury prevention and athletic performance. Sports vision trains the athlete for maximum efficiency of their visual system and sports-specific visual needs. This includes skills such as tracking accuracy, hand-eye coordination, dynamic vision, and contrast sensitivity.

  • Headaches / migraines
  • Double vision
  • Dizziness

  • Difficulty reading

  • Nausea
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Difficulty with coordination, balance.
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Poor depth perception

Visual rehabilitation is a personalized program that involves science-based eye exercises and activities to strengthen the connection between the eyes and the brain to help alleviate your visual symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Visual rehabilitation is an evidence-based program to treat the visual problems experienced after head injuries and concussions.

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Visual rehabilitation improves vision through therapeutic activities specifically designed to retrain the neural processes of the brain. The brain’s neuroplasticity allows for the establishment of new neural pathways to regain function of the affected areas of the brain. Each rehabilitative program is designed to retrain the neurological connections between the eyes and brain to improve the visual skills necessary for:

  • Visual information processing
  • Visual memory

  • Balance

  • Gait
  • Motor skills

A visual rehabilitation program may include any of the following techniques or devices:

  • Customized program
  • Free-space activities
  • Computer-based tasks
  • Prism training
  • Visual tracking and scanning
  • Optical tints
  • Yoked prism lenses
  • Spotting/sector prisms
  • Sector occlusions

The goal of each rehabilitative program is to reduce visual symptoms and improve visual
function through the use of in-office and at-home neuro-rehabilitation exercises.
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