HEAD INJURIES


Head injuries or traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect brain function and therefore whole body function. The visual system can be greatly affected by a brain injury as 70-80% of information about our world is obtained visually. Depending on the severity of injury, symptoms such as headaches, vertigo, dizziness, nausea, double vision, blur, reading difficulty, poor concentration, poor functional memory, and walking difficulty can last for months or even years.

Visual skills do not work in isolation. When there is a problem, testing will result in multiple vision impairments. In addition to testing visual skills, we measure refractive error and perform a complete eye health exam.

Vision therapy can reduce or eliminate vision related symptoms caused from injuries such as:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)
  • Whiplash
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Concussion/Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)
  • Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome (PTVS)
  • Vestibular dysfunction

Payment/Insurance

HCAI (motor vehicle accidents) and those with Extended Health Benefits are often covered for products and services. Our Staff can assist with insurance submissions to obtain pre-authorization. In some cases the Ontario Government covers a basic refraction and eye health exam. Extra testing of visual skills and imaging such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is not covered by the province.