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Off Highway 50 – Next to Arcadia Academy
of Music

Off Highway 50 – Next to Arcadia Academy of Music

Vision Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injury

Serving Vaughan, North York, Mississauga, Brampton

What can be done?

The person who has difficulties with their eyes after a traumatic accident, should be seen by an optometrist who has specific training and experience with eye and vision problems related to brain injury. The evaluation will include:
Complete vision examination including health assessment

  • Focussing evaluation
  • Eye muscle evaluation
  • Binocular vision assessment
  • Evaluation of double or single vision
  • Evaluation of depth perception
  • Visual field examination
  • Visual perception
  • Visual impact on balance, posture and head tilt

What does therapy look like?

  • Glasses for distance or reading
  • Use of prism, tints or partial field occlusion
  • Vision therapy to improve focussing and eye movement ability
  • Tints for photophobia
  • Colour for relaxation or stimulation of systems

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Call Us (844) 402-3443
Schedule An Appointment

Visual Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Headache
  • Loss of visual clarity
  • Light sensitivity
  • Focussing problems
  • Double vision
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of visual field
  • Difficulties in visual perception
  • Problems reading
  • Problems using the computer
  • Hand eye coordination problems
  • Balance problems
  • Avoiding crowds
  • Avoiding visually busy environments like grocery stores or malls

How does head injury affect my eyes?

Eye sight measured by reading the small letters on an eye chart. After a concussion you may be told that you have 20/20 vision. But vision is more than seeing those small letters. Vision happens in the brain, not in the eyes.

Information from the eyes, travels through about 70% of the brain including the frontal cortex, the midbrain, the occipital cortex and more.

There connections with other sensory inputs like touch, hearing and balance are made. Information travels back and forth through these connections.

When the communication within the brain is affected by concussion, the components of vision that combine central and peripheral inputs with other senses can have difficulty and symptoms will result.

Is Vision Therapy covered by insurance?

OHIP does not cover Vision Therapy. In most cases insurance companies with vision plans, do not include Vision Therapy. There are exceptions and Bolton Optometry will be happy to provide you with a letter for your insurance company so you can inquire about your coverage.

Call Us (844) 402-3443

Schedule An Appointment

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What is a Behavioural Optometrist?

A Behavioural Optometrist takes post graduate education courses in the neurological approach to vision and its development.  Behavioural Optometry works with complex visual problems including Traumatic Brain injury to improve function and visual performance. 

Where can I find more information?

Our Website  www.boltonoptometry.ca

NORA Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association www.noravisionrehab.com

Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation COVT&R  www.visiontherapycanada.com

Optometric Extension Program Foundation  www.oepf.org

College of Vision Development www.COVD.org

Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists ACBO www.acbo.org.au

Traumatic Brain Injury

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