THERE IS HOPE!
Recommended resources and reading:
The Ghost in My Brain by Clark Elliott
Acquired brain injury and chronic neurologic disease profoundly affects the visual system. Nerve fibers from the visual pathways travel to 80% of the brain. Concussion, stroke, MS, Parkinson's, Lyme and anything else that interferes with these pathways can cause changes in perception and visual function.
Some symptoms are obviously associated with vision- blur, double vision, blind spots, eye strain, headaches around the eyes. Some symptoms are heavily influenced but not intuitively associated with vision- dizziness, lack of balance, confusion, inability to focus, difficulties with reading comprehension, neck and back pain, chronic headaches.
We can help. A thorough visual perceptual exam tailored to the person and their symptoms can help us get to the root of what’s causing the symptoms and lead us on the road to finding a solution. Using the concepts of neuroplasticity and special lenses, prisms, filters, and therapy exercises, we can help restore balance and clarity even when it seems that all hope is lost.