When an impact occurs to the head it affects the visual cortex as well as all the pathways that relate to vision. The resulting visual symptoms can range from constant double vision to difficulty maintaining single clear vision. This can impact near vision or distance vision and the symptoms can appear immediately or over time, which can make this difficult to identify without the proper testing.
The more severe cases are typically easier to identify than the more subtle cases. We have been able to help patients who were struggling after a head injury with reading due to poor eye movements or eye coordination skills, in addition to balance and movement. In some cases the vision problems were completely missed by previous health care providers because these are very subtle. In other cases, we have seen patients who were told nothing could be done.
If you, or a loved one, struggle with any of the symptoms below — we can help:
- Blurred vision, especially when reading
- Double vision
- Pain in the eye or eyes
- Poor reading comprehension
- Sensitivity to light
- Loses place when reading