Do you suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion or an acquired brain injury (ABI) like a stroke but have not been able to find relief from your symptoms? A traumatic brain injury can stem from any injury to your head (i.e.- car accident, sports injury, military explosion / blast injury, falls and more) and can cause your TBI symptoms. If you have a TBI or ABI and continue to suffer from symptoms, you may actually have Binocular Vision Dysfunction causing eye misalignment. Our patients have attempted to get help after being diagnosed with Persistent Post-Concussive Syndrome (PPCS), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome (PTVS). When you have tried numerous consultations, extensive tests, multiple doctors, therapies, and medicines and are still unable to find relief, you may want to investigate the possibility that Binocular Vision Dysfunction is the cause of your symptoms.
Binocular Vision Dysfunction & Traumatic Brain Injury
To work properly, your eyes must be perfectly aligned and synchronized. In patients with Binocular Vision Dysfunction, there is a subtle misalignment of the eyes. This misalignment can be caused by a concussion or a traumatic brain injury or a stroke. To compensate for the lack of proper alignment, the body overuses the eye muscles to realign the eyes, resulting in your continued concussion/TBI or ABI symptoms. These symptoms are common to many of the conditions that these patients have been diagnosed with, including:
- Persistent Post-Concussive Syndrome (PPCS): When your concussion symptoms last for three months or longer you are diagnosed with Persistent Post-Concussive Syndrome (PPCS). You may be experiencing many ongoing symptoms including headache, dizziness, anxiety, neck pain, light sensitivity and feeling unbalanced when walking. Each symptom is treated separately, as if there is no common link. However, subtle vision misalignment is a common link. If you have Binocular Vision Dysfunction caused by your traumatic brain injury you may be exhibiting these same symptoms. Our specialized aligning lenses will reduce many, if not all, of your persistent concussion symptoms by allowing your eyes to work together and relieving the stress on your eye muscles.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): People can develop PTSD after experiencing a very dangerous or life-threatening situation. Many of these dangerous situations may have also caused a traumatic brain injury. Many with PTSD have anxiety and get diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. However, after a traumatic brain injury, your vision can become misaligned leading to anxiety and stress symptoms similar to PTSD. When your anxiety is due to vision misalignment, specialized aligning lenses will treat the misalignment and reduce the anxiety, allowing you to see and feel better. By treating the Binocular Vision Dysfunction, we can reduce or eliminate the PTSD symptoms and provide you with traumatic brain injury relief.
After a traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury you need someone you can trust to help you find relief. At Vision Specialists of Michigan, our compassionate doctors will complete a thorough NeuroVisual Examination to determine the precise prescription for your specialized aligning lenses. Unlike your standard eyeglass prescription, our lenses treat your Binocular Vision Dysfunction along with any additional vision impairments to allow your eyes to work together. Without the constant struggle to align your eyes, the visual system can relax, providing you with traumatic brain injury symptom relief.
Suffering from traumatic brain injury symptoms can disrupt your life. Persistent concussion symptoms and the anxiety caused by PTSD can take you away from the people and activities that you love. At Vision Specialists of Michigan, we can help you with your Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Complete the screening questionnaire or contact us today to determine if we can help you experience traumatic brain injury relief.