Post TBI/Stroke

Post TBI/Stroke and Vision Therapy

More than 1 million Americans suffer from a stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) every year. Roughly half of these people experience a TBI as a result of a car accident, sports injury, or other types of trauma. Another 500,000 suffer a stroke.**

While Physical Therapy plays a justifiably strong role in helping stroke and post TBI patients regain mobility and coordination - in some cases the role of vision is ignored or neglected unless the patient is able to specifically identify a vision problem.

Since both TBI's and strokes affect the brain, the Vision Information Processing System (VIPS) is also affected. Minor damage to the vision system may go undetected, but it can prolong effective recovery.

Virtually all of the conditions and symptoms we treat with Vision Therapy may also be experienced by post TBI and stroke victims:

​​​​​​Blurred and double vision are the most obvious. More difficult to detect are eye movement, eye tracking, and eye focusing problems which cause reading and comprehension problems.

Other symptoms may include deficits in visual spatial judgments including size, shape, distance, and relative motion as well as poor eye-hand coordination

A Comprehensive Vision Exam is recommended for all post TBI and stroke victims to properly evaluate their vision and reading skills as part of their rehabilatation program.

Treatment of Post TBI & Stroke Problems

The optimal course of treatment for vision problems that arise from post TBI's and strokes depends largely on the type and severity of the problem. In some cases, glasses (often with special prism lenses) are effective for reading related issues.

Vision Therapy is also used, by itself and/or with glasses/corrective contact lenses.

For coordination and depth perception, Vision Therapy is also used extensively to help post TBI and stroke victims.

Please contact the Bernstein Center for Visual Performance with any questions regarding Post TBI or stroke vision therapy analysis and treatment.

*Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
*Source: PubMed Central

At Risk

  • Any Person with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Stroke Victims - Minor To Severe

  • Cervical Trauma

  • CVA's - Cerebral Vascular Accidents

  • Cerebal Palsy


  • Blurred Vision

  • Double Vision

  • Eye Focusing Problems

  • Reading Problems

  • Comprehension Problems

  • Headaches with Visual Tasks

  • Eye Strain/Pain/Aches

  • Eye Teaming Problems

  • Eye Movement Problems

Post TBI and Stroke Victims

  • Typically respond very well to Vision Therapy
  • Vision Therapy enhances Physical Therapy and other treatments by building on a sound vision system.
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