Treatment for binocular vision dysfunction and post-concussive syndrome
Despite the way cartoon characters always bounce back from a clunk on the head, a concussion is really no joke. A concussion, also called a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), can lead to many disturbing symptoms. It is normal for headaches, loss of balance, dizziness and brain fog to last for up to three months. And up to 30% of all people who get a concussion experience post-concussive symptoms that persist much longer than three months. Often, this is due to a binocular vision dysfunction, which can be treated to relieve your discomfort. That’s why it is essential to visit an eye doctor!
At Lakeline Vision Source, our Cedar Park, TX eye doctor has examined many patients with post-concussive symptoms and diagnosed a binocular vision dysfunction that was caused (or exacerbated) by the brain injury.
What is binocular vision dysfunction (BVD)?
Sometimes, your brain isn’t able to interpret the visual signals that are sent from your eyes – and your eyesight is affected negatively. For example, you may experience double vision. However, because your brain is resistant to accepting this double vision, it attempts to correct the problem by forcing your eye muscles to move back into their proper position. This places a huge strain on your eye muscles, which leads to a headache.
The stress on your small eye muscles may also cause them to twitch slightly, which conflicts with your vestibular system. Basically, your body can’t reconcile your quivering eyes with the fact that you’re not moving, and dizziness, problems with balance, and/or falling can occur. Our Cedar Park, TX, eye doctor specializes in treating binocular vision dysfunction so your eye muscles can relax and realign correctly.
How is binocular vision dysfunction treated?
By adding prismatic lenses to a pair of eyeglasses, we can move images back into the right position. This removes the extra strain from your eye muscles, thereby resolving your blurred vision, headaches, and dizziness.
Find out if your eyes are causing your post-concussive symptoms – book an eye exam in Cedar Park, TX
If you had a concussion and still suffer from the post-concussive syndrome, book an appointment with our qualified BVD specialist, Dr. Eric Hammond, OD, at Lakeline Vision Source, to find out if you need treatment for a binocular vision dysfunction. We will meet with you in the comfort of our Cedar Park, TX, eye care clinic to learn more about your symptoms and design the best treatment plan.
At Lakeline Vision Source, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 512-918-3937 or book an appointment online to see one of our Cedar Park eye doctors.
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