Rancho Santa Fe Optometry

Vision Therapy for Concussion and Head Injury

Vision Therapy for Concussion and Head Injury: How We Can Help

Concussions and head injuries, even those that seem minor, can significantly impact vision. These injuries can disrupt the brain’s ability to process visual information, leading to balance, coordination, and eye movement challenges. Symptoms may include double vision, headaches, difficulty focusing, light sensitivity, and reading or computer use challenges. These symptoms can persist long after other concussion symptoms have subsided, impacting daily activities and quality of life.

Understanding the Impact

The brain is intricately linked to the visual system; a concussion or head injury can interfere with this connection. The result? Visual dysfunction that might not be immediately noticeable. It’s common for individuals to experience visual disturbances such as:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Difficulty tracking moving objects
  • Trouble with visual balance (integrating vision with balance and spatial awareness)
  • Visual processing issues affecting how visual information is interpreted and understood

These issues can be debilitating, but there’s hope through targeted therapy.

How Vision Therapy Can Help

Vision therapy is a form of neurological rehabilitation designed to improve the coordination and functionality of the eyes and brain. At Rancho Santa Fe Optometry, our approach to vision therapy goes beyond the basic treatment of eye disorders. We tailor our therapy programs to address the unique challenges presented by concussions and head injuries. Our goal is to improve visual function and to facilitate a return to normal daily activities.

Through a series of personalized exercises and specialized equipment, vision therapy can help retrain the brain to process visual information more effectively. Patients often experience improvements in:

  • Eye tracking and focusing
  • Visual processing speed and accuracy
  • Balance and coordination
  • Reduced sensitivity to light

A Multidisciplinary Approach

We recognize that recovering from a concussion or head injury often requires teamwork. That’s why we work closely with other medical specialists, including speech, occupational, and physical therapists, to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that all aspects of your recovery are addressed, paving the way for a more complete and efficient healing process.

Take the First Step Toward Recovery

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be experiencing vision problems due to a head injury, scheduling an appointment with an eye doctor that provides vision therapy is essential. At Rancho Santa Fe Optometry, we’re committed to helping our patients overcome the challenges associated with concussions and head injuries. Our team is here to guide you through the recovery process, offering support and expertise every step of the way.

Don’t let a concussion or head injury hold you back. Contact Rancho Santa Fe Optometry today and take the first step towards regaining control over your vision and life.

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Rancho Santa Fe Optometry offers comprehensive eye examinations for all ages. The office also provides therapy to remediate problems found.


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