If you’re a sports fan, you have probably heard about players entering a concussion protocol after getting an injury to the head. A concussion is a type of brain injury that usually occurs when the brain bounces off of the skull during a traumatic blow to the head1. This can cause many health complications including headaches, vomiting, loss of balance and a wide range of vision problems. A concussion can cause blurry and strained vision by preventing the eyes from focusing, failures in depth perception, and disruptions in peripheral vision2.
Vision therapy (often abbreviated to VT) involves a wide variety of evidence-based tasks and exercises done under the supervision of an optometrist. The goal of VT is to help re-learn and retrain vision and help restore proper communication between the eyes and the brain3. VT is not only helpful for dealing with the visual deficits associated with concussions but also can help developing children and individuals with specific eye conditions.
Please contact our Hamilton eye doctors at Perception Eyecare for a fully functional vision workup.
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