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Signs of Post-Trauma Vision Disorders

Signs of Post-Trauma Vision Disorders from our Osprey Optometrist

If you have ever been in an accident, then you know firsthand how devastating the injuries can be to your ability to live life. Even if your injuries are minor, the healing and recovery time can make it difficult to perform normal functions, such as driving back and forth to work. And for many people, post-trauma vision disorders make matters all the worse.

Signs of Post-Trauma Vision Disorders

Known as the most common visual continuance of mild Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as TBI, post-trauma vision syndrome can greatly impact your life. This syndrome can be caused by a variety of traumatic events, including whiplash, severe brain injury, concussion and more. One of the most notable things about post-trauma vision syndrome is that it is generally not identifiable on a CT scan or MRI. Instead, over a period of time, you will start to notice symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Poor ocular motor function
  • Poor convergence
  • Visual-spatial distortions
  • Delayed visual memory
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Poor balance

How to Treat Post-Trauma Vision Disorders

Fortunately, post-trauma vision disorders can be treated through vision rehabilitation and therapy. This type of therapy will help improve the pathways through which the brain controls how your eyes track and work together; this leads to enhanced vision and optimal vestibular integration. There is more than one type of vision therapy used to treat post-trauma vision disorders, and the specific disorders that you suffer from will determine which methods are best. You will need to speak with your optometrist to pinpoint which therapies are going to work best to help you achieve your goals. 

Make an Appointment Today with our Osprey Optometrist

If you would like to learn more about the sign of post-trauma vision disorders, please contact the Family Eye Care and Vision Therapy center today. 

 

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