Lucas wants to know why he has blurry vision after his recent brain injury.
In this particular episode of Ask an Eye Doc, you will learn:
- How traumatic brain injury can affect vision
- What can be done to alleviate post-TBI eye problems
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For you readers out there, here’s the answer in written form:
Lucas on Facebook asks:
“Hello ~ nice to meet you. My name is Lucas and I have a question for you. I love riding motorcycles but sadly I had a big accident, and I lost my [memory]… But now I am okay and I just got out of the hospital. But I still have some [problems] with my vision. I [have] blurry vision, [because] I had [a] head injury. I [want to] know is it going to heal? Or [do] I need to take any sort [of] medicine? Thank you!”
- double vision
- blurry near vision
- headaches after certain visual tasks
- difficulty with eye movements and eye tracking
- loss of peripheral vision
Fortunately, these symptoms can be minimized or eliminated through a treatment program called Vision Therapy or sometimes called Vision Rehabilitation. This therapy is a process that can take 6-12 months and a lot of hard work on your part, including weekly visits to an optometrist who specializes in this treatment.
You can find an optometrist who specializes in this therapy by going to locate.covd.org. COVD is the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Optometrists who are Fellows of the COVD or FCOVD have completed extra training and research specifically regarding visual development disorders.
Best of luck and let me know how it goes!