Because of the widespread representation of vision in the brain, it is vulnerable to injury. And since vision impacts all areas of performance the treatment of vision problems that arise from injury is paramount. People who have been injured often have headaches, light sensitivity, dizziness, double vision, words move in jumble on the page, and there are visual distortions they cannot even explain.
A careful Visual Rehabilitation evaluation is important because, although a person may sound and look “normal,” they may have serious difficulty with knowing how they fit into the environment around them. They can have severe visual distortions that they cannot explain and don’t even know how to complain about, they just know something is terribly wrong. Many times other therapies have stalled out and patients stop making progress because vision needs to be addressed before progress can continue.