Understanding The Vision Issues You May Have Following A Brain Injury

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If you have recently suffered a brain injury, your doctor may be considering vision therapy as part of your recovery plan. Many brain injury sufferers find themselves confused by vision problems or may not realize that a vision issue they are experiencing could be connected to their brain injury. Because so much of your brain is directly involved in vision processing, it's important that you understand the warning signs of vision problems that could be directly connected to your brain injury.

Trouble Reading

Sometimes, your overall vision may seem like it's okay but you may be seeing some subtle issues when you try to read printed documents. For example, if you find that text grows blurry, shifts after a while, runs together, or any other visual issues, it may be directly connected to your brain injury.

Additionally, if you find that you're squinting more than usual when trying to read anything printed, that's another indication that your vision has been affected. Don't dismiss it simply because it didn't occur immediately after the injury. Sometimes, during healing, swelling, or other issues could lead to vision issues that require further treatment or vision therapy to help correct the problem.

Recognition Problems

Your brain processes visual input so that you can comprehend what you're looking at. If you find that you are suddenly struggling to recognize things or you aren't properly identifying what you're seeing, that's a sign that there's a visual processing problem that needs to be addressed. Sometimes, it's just a matter of re-training your brain to remember what those things are.

Traumatic brain injury vision therapy can help you with that retraining process. You'll learn much like you would if you were seeing these things for the first time, reinforcing identification to restore your visual recognition skills.

Mobility Issues

One of the things that many people overlook when it comes to vision problems is the trouble that those problems can cause when you're walking or moving around. If your brain can't process your surroundings fast enough, or you're having trouble seeing in general, you may find that walking is more difficult. You might stare at the floor and your feet to keep from walking into or stepping on things. You may find that the only way you feel safe walking is if you keep a hand on the wall or on other things. 

If this has happened to you following a brain injury, you should talk with your care provider about the benefits of traumatic brain injury vision therapy. Vision therapy can help you to regain your independent mobility and confidence by helping you to see more clearly and better process what you are looking at. 


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