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Vision and Brain Injury 

At Ithaca Eye Care we understand the visual impact after brain injury. According to a variety of experts, the incidence of visual and visual-cognitive disorders in post traumatic brain injury is greater than 50%. 


Essentially, Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Acquired Brain Injury is an insult to the brain, such as a blow to the head, stroke, or neurological dysfunction. The insult can produce cognitive, sensory or physical impairments; most are amenable to rehabilitation.


Visual symptoms resulting from brain injuries:

  • Blurred vision 

  • Light Sensitivity 

  • Reading difficulties

  • Poor comprehension 

  • Poor concentration/ attention 

  • Double vision 

  • Memory difficulties 

  • Eye strain

  • Pain with eye movement 

  • Difficulty with visual focus

  • Headaches

  • Visual field loss 

  • Shadows over letters while reading

Thankfully, as a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabiliation Association, Dr. Boscia has undergone extensive training and research involving vision and brain injury.  At our office, we are able to offer an extensive visual-rehabilitation program. This Neuro-visual program consists of optometric vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabiliation, corrective lenses, and phototherapy or Syntonic Optometry.  This program allows our patient's to significantly reduce and often eliminate visual related symptoms post trauma.  

If you have suffered a brain injury and feel that your vision may have been impacted. Please call our office for more details 607-257-1500.

For more information on Optometry and it's impact on brain injury 

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

For more information on the use of Syntonic Photo Light Therapy 

College of Syntonic Optometry

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