A Brain Injury can occur in a second. A sports injury, a motor vehicle accident, or a fall can cause a head injury. This is termed a Traumatic Brain Injury. A concussion due to a school sports injury is a mild brain injury. Concussions can have an additive effect and several concussions can lead to major difficulties. Often what appears to be relatively minor or not obvious, can actually cause severe problems.
Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorder such as a stroke, a brain tumor or Multiple Sclerosis. These are termed Acquired Brain Injuries.
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is a specialized Vision Therapy program for those who have suffered a brain injury. It effectively treats the visual problems of brain injury such as double vision, difficulty tracking, physically focusing, or maintaining attention. Once these vision problems are addressed, the effects of the injury are eliminated or reduced. The individual is then able to gain more from other therapies, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, etc. If vision is not addressed, it is often difficult to recover or to reach greater potential.