Head injuries and concussion can come with various eye-related problems. In fact, studies have found that vision issues may affect 69 to 82 percent of concussed individuals. You must contact your eye doctor immediately if you begin noticing changes in your sight following a concussion or head trauma. ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Read on to discover how a concussion or head injury can affect your vision. Head Trauma and Your VisionThe most common vision problems related to head injuries include blurred vision, double vision and decreased peripheral vision. Patients can also experience a complete loss of sight in one or both eyes depending on the severity of the injury. Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may experience difficulty reading even when wearing your eyeglasses. It can take longer for your eyes to focus, and letters, numbers and other objects might appear like they’re moving. You may also have trouble reading from digital devices. In addition, patients can also experience visual overload or irritability in places with many patterns or a lot of motion. Some vision issues can also affect your posture and balance. Common Symptoms of TBI-Related Eye Problems Eye pain and headaches – Patients tend to experience eye discomfort following a head injury, from a dull ache around the eye to redness, itching and/or burning. Headaches can endure from a few days up to a year or more after the incident. These symptoms can hinder your daily routine and even make it harder for you to remember things. Visual field loss – The part of the brain that was affected and the extent of the damage will determine your field of view. Visual field loss may cause you to bump into objects or take sudden falls. Light sensitivity – Light and glare sensitivity often come with traumatic brain injury as well. Patients tend to experience discomfort due to bright sunlight and fluorescent lighting. For your eyecare needs, you can rely on EyeSite of The Villages. Protect and maintain your vision by regularly seeing your eye doctor for an eye exam. Call us at (352) 674-3937 or complete our contact form to request an appointment. We assist patients in Fruitland Park, FL.
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Having regular eye exams is the single, most effective way to keep your eyes in good health. Eye exams allow for early detection of underlying vision problems so you can receive immediate and proper treatment.
Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because many patients experience no symptoms until the condition has already advanced to a late stage. If not detected in the early stages by a glaucoma doctor, the condition can lead to irreversible vision loss, impairing your ability to conduct a wide variety of everyday life activities such as driving a motor vehicle.
Your ability to see the world around you is thanks to an incredibly complex process involving coordination between your eyes and brain. Your eyes are sensitive organs that need to be properly cared for to ensure your vision remains strong throughout your life. As we observe Eye Injury Prevention Month this October, here’s a guide to common eye injuries and ways to prevent them from EyeSite of the Villages, a top local glaucoma doctor.
Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because it causes no symptoms in the early stages. By the time symptoms of glaucoma appear, the condition has already progressed to an advanced stage. In today’s post, your trusted eyeglasses store and eye care clinic, EyeSite of The Villages, explains how to find out if you have glaucoma.