What are Concussions?
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries. They can occur after an impact to your head or after an injury in which you experience whiplash (when your head and brain shake back and forth quickly). A concussion results in an altered mental state, but it can also impact your vision.
How can a Concussion Impact my Vision?
A concussion may result in the following symptoms and visual problems:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Reading difficulties (words appear to move)
- Double vision
- Aching eyes
- Headaches with visual tasks
- Inability to maintain visual contact or focus
- Reduction or loss of visual field
- Difficulty with eye movements, including tracking, shifting gaze, focusing, and eye alignment
How can Foley Vision Center Help Me?
These visual symptoms listed above can be successfully decreased or eliminated with vision therapy. Optometric Vision Therapy is a progressive treatment that relies on a carefully programmed arrangement of visual activities or drills. At Foley Vision Center, a highly trained vision therapist will guide you one-on-one through a customized set of visual problem-solving experiences tailored to meet your specific needs. These experiences are created through the use of lenses, prisms, and other specialized instruments.
Request an Appointment in Eugene, Oregon
If you’ve suffered a concussion and are experiencing problems with your vision, schedule an appointment at Foley Vision Center. At our vision center in Eugene, it’s all about you. Our expert staff will ensure that you receive the proper care and treatment. Call (541) 342-4243 or request an appointment through our website.