Neuro-Optometry Blog

Neuro-Optometry Blog

Neuro-Optometry Blog

Neuro-Optometry Blog

Neuro-Optometry Blog

Neuro-Optometry Blog

Long-Term Risks of Repeated Head Impacts Among Athletes

If you’ve ever had a concussion or any other type of brain injury, you likely experienced at least some of the symptoms caused by head impacts: headaches, difficulty concentrating, problems with balance, visual problems, and even anger management issues...

What’s The Difference Between Traumatic And Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries?

There are 2 main types of brain injuries: traumatic and non-traumatic. Both types of brain injuries are potentially serious, and should be treated immediately to reduce the risk of permanent harm to the brain, including the fragile visual system.

Do You See Better When You Tilt or Turn Your Head?

Do you find that you need to tilt or turn your head to see better? This is known as an anomalous and compensatory gesture. Many people – including children – don’t even realize they’re doing this until their neck begins to feel really sore. Naturally, it's hard to imagine that the source of their problem is their eyes or the optic nerves...

Can a Brain Injury Affect Vision?

If you’ve been experiencing blurry vision, double vision or other visual symptoms following a car accident, serious fall or blow to the head, it’s almost certainly a result of your traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, up to 90% of people with TBIs have disrupted vision that can last days, weeks, months and even years after their accident.

Double Vision After Brain Surgery

Double vision (diplopia) can occur after a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, or certain types of surgery due to a disruption in the connection between the nerves and extraocular muscles that control the eyes’ position and movements...

How Concussions Can Affect Self-Esteem

When you consider the abundant functions of the brain, it’s no surprise that even slight damage to its sensitive tissues can wreak havoc on one’s physical and mental health. Many people experience some degree of emotional distress after suffering a head injury. But how can you tell if your symptoms are serious...

3 Ways Neuro-Optometry Can Help Stroke Survivors

Approximately 15 million people around the globe suffer from a stroke each year. An alarming two-thirds of stroke survivors experience some degree of visual dysfunction after the incident...

Can Your Vision Change After a Concussion?

If you’ve hit your head in a fall while playing sports or in any other type of accident, your vision may have been impacted. Between 69% and 82% of people who've experienced concussions report visual problems, such as eyestrain and double or blurred vision...

4 Ways Vision May Be Affected Following A Stroke

About 2 in 3 stroke survivors live with some degree of visual dysfunction following the stroke. Although all brains are different and everybody reacts differently, 4 major categories of vision loss can be caused by a stroke...

How Can Lyme Disease Affect Your Vision?

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a tick bite infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. According to the American Lyme Disease Foundation, the bacteria is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks...

Can Hitting Your Head Cause Blurred Vision?

People often experience blurry vision after brain trauma, especially from a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, about 90% of patients with a traumatic brain injury will experience some visual symptoms that can negatively affect their quality of life.

Boys With ADHD Are at Higher Risk for Brain Injury & Vision Problems

Studies show that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur in approximately 17% of males worldwide. To determine whether there is a link between inattention-hyperactivity and TBIs, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry [analyzed] data from 724 Canadian males aged 6-34. They collected information, examined health files, and administered a questionnaire to the participants’ teachers on classroom behavior...

4 Tips To Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury to the brain caused by physical trauma, typically a sudden bump or blow to the head. Concussions — a mild form of brain injury — are very common and represent approximately 80% of all TBI incidents. A concussion is a temporary loss of brain function caused by the brain bouncing around in fast motion within the skull, sometimes producing chemical changes or damaging the functioning of the brain cells...

What Is Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome?

Every year, tens of millions of people around the world sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The majority of TBIs are mild brain injuries, such as concussions. However, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries often result in some degree of visual dysfunction, as nearly half of the brain is dedicated to vision-related processing...

Experiencing Headaches? Visual Problems May Be the Cause

We’ve all had it. A sudden headache that seems to pop up out of nowhere, rendering the most routine tasks unpleasant—even impossible. What many people don’t know is that visual problems can cause mild to severe headaches.

10 Things About Vestibular Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know

The vestibular system is what helps us feel balanced and stable. People with vestibular disorders may experience symptoms like frequent dizzy spells, blurred vision, disorientation,  falling, or stumbling...

What’s an Ocular Migraine?

Ocular migraines, also known as visual migraines, are sudden, temporary episodes of visual distortion — and can be quite scary if you’ve never experienced one before.

4 Ways a Stroke Can Impact Vision

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world experience a stroke. Of the survivors, around 65% will have stroke-related visual symptoms that can make daily living a struggle. The good news is that many of these visual symptoms are treatable. At Revision Optix, we help stroke survivors regain healthy visual functioning and minimize uncomfortable symptoms using neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy.

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