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 has extensive training in treating these specific vision conditions. She utilizes comprehensive neuro-optometric vision evaluations to uncover these subtle, yet disruptive vision conditions and provides treatment that addresses the injury and rehabilitates the vision to achieve functional vision, patient goals, and reduce symptoms.