When your child has a traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, it can be very stressful. The effects of a TBI in childhood may not be realized right away, in fact, new challenges can emerge as your child grows. For this reason, it is essential to find ways to accommodate your child when they are injured. Our qualified and trusted staff will work with you and your child to help them receive the very best treatment.
With a TBI, children can experience many different effects including a loss of balance, dizziness, eyestrain, headaches, and blurriness both near and far. Some also struggle with reading, often easily losing their place. Since the effects depend on which part of their brain is injured, treatments will also vary patient to patient.
Often, the process of treatment starts at an optometrist. Eyesight is extremely important to everyday life, so if your child is experiencing any form of vision problems, they should see an optometrist immediately. If left undiagnosed and untreated, TBI-related conditions can have many effects on your child’s quality of life and rehabilitative progress.
Our eye doctor has a great understanding of the anatomy and physiology of a child’s brain. We are able to determine the deficits that your child may be experiencing currently, or in the future.
If you have any questions regarding TBI and your child, contact us today at (630)-553-6166.