We treat people who are experiencing vision problems due to any acquired brain injury, including vision problems due to stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion.
Following your injury, we can check the structural integrity of your eyes, as well as the surrounding eye muscles and the optic nerve. If there is obvious damage, we can either treat it directly or refer you to another health care provider.
Once your eye is structurally sound, we will check how well your visual system is functioning. We’ll complete an in-depth assessment to see how your eyes work both independently and together. Based on the results of these assessments, we may prescribe:
- glasses, contact lenses, prisms and/or tints
- vision training exercises to help rebuild function
- other visual aids that can help improve your vision or help you make the best use of the vision you have remaining
We can also connect you with our in-house psychotherapist to help you cope with the psychological and social impact of your injury. If required, we can also coordinate benefits between insurance and/or Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Did you know?
Researchers at the School of Optometry & Vision Science are participating in the world's first large-scale study of vision and concussion. By tracking the recovery of hundreds of patients, the researchers hope to discover more effective treatments for the visual symptoms many people experience after a head injury.