Strokes, motor vehicle accidents, falls, physical assaults, pedestrian accidents or brain surgery can disrupt the visual process and interfere with information flow and processing in the brain. Symptoms commonly reported by individuals with traumatic brain injury include: reading difficulties, balance problems or dizziness, aching eyes, visually-induced headaches, difficulty with attention/concentration, light sensitivity, loss of visual field, double vision, and/or comprehension difficulty. These problems can sometimes be overlooked during initial treatment of the injury or may only become apparent later. These patients’ vision function may be enhanced through rehabilitation to improve performance of daily activities and quality of life.
Our research is aimed to help people with vision affected by traumatic brain injury to recover or learn how to optimize vision in spite of injury.
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.