At the board-certified office of Dr. Mark J. Gordon, one of the areas of expertise we deal with for patients from Niagara Falls, Amhurst, Western New York, including Buffalo, Williamsville, and Kenmore, NY, is post-concussion treatment. Concussions are common injuries that occur from a blow or jolt to the head, resulting in damage to the brain. The effects can be long-lasting, and it is crucial to seek proper treatment to avoid further complications.
Understand Concussions and Vision Problems
Concussions lead to different vision problems. They include symptoms like sensitivity to light, double or blurred vision, and difficulty focusing. It's not uncommon for these issues to continue even after concussions have subsided. As a result, they can significantly influence your daily life.
Vision Development for Post-Concussion
One treatment option that an eye doctor may recommend is vision therapy. This type of therapy involves exercises designed to improve visual processing and integration. Vision therapy can be tailored to address specific visual issues related to concussions. They are highly effective in improving visual function and reducing symptoms.
Another post-concussion treatment option that our eye doctor may recommend is neuro-optometric rehabilitation. It focuses on improving the connection between the eyes and the brain. It can be highly effective in concussion-related vision issues.
Other Treatment Options
In addition to vision therapy and neuro-optometric rehabilitation, several other post-concussion treatment solutions may be appropriate, depending on your situation. These can include medication for headaches or other symptoms, counseling or therapy for emotional or psychological challenges, and physical therapy to address mobility or balance problems. If our optometrist thinks you may benefit from any of these, he may recommend you during your visit.
Call Our Office if You Need Vision Therapy
If you recently experienced a concussion and are experiencing symptoms, call the Office of Dr. Mark J. Gordan. Our optometrist is board certified in vision therapy and vision development services. We're happily serving people from around NY, including Niagara Falls, Amhurst, Western New York, Buffalo, Williamsville, and Kenmore. Remember, post-concussion treatment is a collaborative effort, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Call our office at (716) 871-0074 to schedule an appointment.