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Car Accidents, Concussions & Vision Problems

NeuroCar accidents can result in many types of injuries, including a concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by the brain hitting the hard skull. 

Concussion symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, confusion, and memory loss. They can also cause vision problems like double vision, blurry vision, difficulty with eye focusing, and light sensitivity.

Eye Care Optometry of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley offers neuro-optometric treatment for patients with vision problems caused by concussions and other neurological conditions.  

How Do Concussions Cause Vision Problems?

Vision problems caused by concussions can be temporary or permanent and range from mild to severe. Double vision, for example, can be caused by damage to the muscles or nerves that control the eyes, resulting in the eyes' misalignment. Even a slight misalignment can also cause headaches, dizziness, and disorientation. 

Blurry vision can be caused by swelling or bleeding in the brain, affecting the way the brain processes visual information. 

If you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing any concussion symptoms even weeks or months later, don’t despair. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can often alleviate post-concussion symptoms. 

How Neuro-Optometry Helps Vision Problems Caused by Car Accidents

A neuro-optometrist is a specialist that diagnoses and treats vision problems caused by concussions and other neuro issues. They will perform a comprehensive eye examination to evaluate the function of the eyes and the brain. They will also be able to provide recommendations for treatment, such as glasses, prisms, or vision therapy.

In addition to seeking medical attention, protecting yourself from further injury is important. This may include getting plenty of rest, avoiding bright lights and screens, and avoiding activities that can cause additional strain on the eyes, such as reading or watching TV.

Find a Neuro-Optometrist in Moreno Valley

Vision problems caused by car accidents often go undetected as other injuries are treated. Unfortunately, post-concussion vision problems can linger, sometimes for years. 

But there is hope. At Eye Care Optometry of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, we diagnose and treat vision problems caused by concussions and other neurological conditions. Contact us today to schedule a neuro-optometric evaluation.  

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