North Shore Eye Health and Wellness is happy to partner with local rehab institutions to serve patients that have suffered either an acquired or a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion.
“According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injury is considered the silent epidemic because some brain traumas are not perceived as injuries, when in fact they are. The lifelong effects can range from devastation to frustration for both the victims and family members."
-Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)
Brain injury impacts how our brain processes the visual world. Our ability to see, to coordinate eye movements, and process or visual space can be significantly impacted. Here are some of the most common symptoms, post brain injury:
Dizziness, nausea, disorientation
Balance problems/Midline shift
Visual motion sensitivity
Loss or changes in peripheral vision
Anxiety (specifically in crowds, at grocery stores, etc)
Fear of traffic/driving
Decreased reading comprehension
Whether you are referred from another doctor, rehab clinic or specialist, or you seek us out yourself, you will see one of our doctors for a comprehensive eye health physical. At this exam, the doctor will determine diagnosis, treatment options, and any additional testing necessary to help you recover from your injury.
We will coordinate care with any pre-existing rehab team, if present, and guide you through your recovery. Neuro-Optometric rehabilitation involves the use of the following:
Compensatory prism for double vision or visual fatigue
Yoked prism to help with balance, orientation, dizziness, and visual interpretation
Binasal Occlusion to aid in treating symptoms caused by Vision Motion Sensitivity
Tinted lenses for light sensitivity
Vision Therapy can also often be incorporated into the Vision Rehab process in conjunction with these other treatments
Please visit the Neuro-Optometric Rehab Association website to learn more.