Many people don’t realize there is more to vision than how clearly you see.In addition to acuities, the vision system includes gross ocular skills (how the eyes move and work together) and visual perceptual skills. These components of vision are often impacted by an acquired brain injury and other neurological deficits.
Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
HeadachesLight SensitivityDizzinessSeeing DoubleBlurred VisionEye strain or aching eyesDifficulty reading (fatigue, poor comprehension, difficulty keeping place)Feeling overwhelmed visually ordifficulty scanningPoor tolerance or attention for visual tasks
Similar to other systems in your body, the visual system can be trained and rehabilitated.We address visual skills as part of our Occupational Therapy program in collaboration with local optometrists who are knowledgeable in vision rehabilitation