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Posted on 09-16-2016

How Auto Accidents in Yakima or Kennewick Can Impact Vision

If you were recently involved in an auto accident in Yakima or Kennewick that caused brain trauma, it makes sense to consider all potential long-term issues. At Washington Vision Therapy, we frequently work with optometry patients who have undergone some incident that caused brain trauma and related eye concerns. We want to help you navigate your way through what is sometimes a complex injury with lasting vision consequences. Our goal is to try to catch problems early and treat them quickly and effectively to avoid permanent visual impairment.

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Optometry Symptoms Experienced After a Car Accident

Since vision is a neurological process, there are often post-traumatic visual complications that arise for our patients. There are some reports that indicate that 20 to 40 percent of people with brain injury experience related vision disorders, so it is not uncommon.

Fortunately, our respective vision therapy teams in Yakima and Kennewick can help patients who suffer from brain trauma-related vision complications. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident and are wondering whether you need to worry about your eye health, consider some of the possible symptoms you may experience:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Comprehension challenges
  • Memory struggles
  • Reading issues where words seem to change shape
  • Decreased reading fluency, speed and comprehension
  • Lower concentration and attention to detail
  • Headaches when trying to read or perform other focus-based tasks
  • Double vision
  • Aches or pain in eyes
  • Visual field loss issues, such as hemianopsia, quadranopsia, and homonymous or bitemporal hemianopsia

Recover Faster with Vision Therapy in Yakima or Kennewick

Physicians who work with patients suffering from brain trauma often do not focus on vision problems. We strive to fill that gap to help patients, particularly children, discover any vision issues quickly and start vision therapy for faster recovery. Contact us today at 509-631-9519 for a vision screening in Yakima or Kennewick!

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