Head injuries and strokes can cause vision problems. Even if the head injury did not involve the eyes, damage to the brain may have occurred that can result in various subtle and severe problems.

Post Trauma Vision Syndrome Symptoms

If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you might have Post Trauma Vision Syndrome.

  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Light sensitivity
  • Attention or concentration difficulties
  • Staring behavior (low blink rate)
  • Spatial disorientation
  • Losing place when reading
  • Can’t find beginning of next line when reading
  • Comprehension problems when reading
  • Visual memory problems
  • Pulls away from objects when they are brought close to them
  • Convergence Insufficiency or an eye turn
  • Difficulty shifting focus from near to far
  • Words move or blur when reading
  • Unstable peripheral vision
  • Associated neuromotor difficulties with balance, coordination and posture
  • Perceived movement of stationary objects
  • Consistently stays to one side of hallway or room
  • Bumps into objects when walking
  • Poor walking or posture: leans back on heels, forward, or to one side when walking, standing or seated in a chair
  • Perception of the floor being tilted
  • Visual perceptual or visual processing problems
  • Visual Field Neglect or Loss
  • Visual motor integration disorders
  • Visual Midline Shift