If you have suffered a brain injury, you can be assured that we will take good care of you at the Cimarron Family Vision Center. We have a long history of diagnosing and treating the vision problems that come from brain injuries. You may feel like you are the only one with these difficulties, but you would be surprised at how common they are.
Many of the symptoms that come from a brain injury are often written off as delusional, incompetence, or “whining”. We, at Cimarron Family Vision Center, understand that your symptoms can be debilitating even if other people do not comprehend how bad they are. Some symptoms that we treat include:
- Double vision
- Nausea or dizziness
- Fluctuating vision acuity
- Pain in or around the eyes
- Problems concentrating
- Loss of balance
- Inflexible vision (ie: unable to tear your gaze away from a patterned floor or wall)
- Spatial shifts (ie: feeling as if the floor is tilting)
- Reading problems
If your vision problems require more than lenses, we have the ability to provide high quality vision training to help your visual system “remember” how to function at a higher level. We are also part of a strong network of providers that can handle the other problems that occur in brain injuries such as cognitive difficulties and neuromuscular pain or discomfort.
“Many people do not realize that there is an extremely high incidence (greater than 50%) of visual and visual-cognitive disorders in neurologically impaired patients (traumatic brain injury, cerebral vascular accidents, multiple sclerosis etc…).” - Rosalind Gianutsos, Ph.D.
"Visual-perceptual dysfunction is one of the most common devastating residual impairments of head injury". - Barbara Zoltan, M.A., O.T.R.
"The majority of individuals that recover from a traumatic brain injury will have binocular function difficulties in the form of strabismus, phoria, oculomotor dysfunction, convergence and accommodative abnormalities". - William Padula, O.D.
For more information on vision and brain injuries, please go to www.nora.cc