A brain injury is a broad term that encompasses many types of head trauma including concussions, stroke, or neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and more. In addition certain brain conditions can develop early on in life that impact normal development of vision.
Brain pathways that lead to healthy, functioning vision, communicate with nearly every part of the brain. A brain injury occurring in any part of the brain can disrupt these sensitive visual pathways and create severe visual deficits. In fact, one or more vision symptoms occur in up to 90% of individuals following a concussion. These vision conditions make many common tasks difficult.
Many individuals with a brain injury have:
- Reading difficulties occur as the print goes in and out of focus or reduces concentration
- Screens become intolerable to view due to light sensitivity
- Grocery shopping can be overwhelming due to the bright fluorescent lighting and a busy visual environment
Dr. Talaber and her team have extensive training in using neuro optometric rehabilitation for concussion recovery or other brain injury recovery. She utilizes comprehensive evaluations to uncover these subtle, yet disruptive vision conditions and provides vision rehabilitation to reduce symptoms and restore functional vision.