Dr.Newman Optometry

Dr. Newman , OD

Optometrist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Traumatic Brain Injury & Vision

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(323) 653-4078

Traumatic Brain Injury & Vision

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any damage or alteration to brain function due to external physical force and most often an acute event. Since our brain defines who we are, the consequences of a brain injury can affect all aspects of life, including vision. Vision problems can result from falls, car accidents, concussions or strokes.
Vision problems range from subtle to severe and are caused by interruption to the neurological system that controls the extraocular muscles for eye movements and focus. Double vision and words moving on the page are more obvious vision problems. The more subtle symptoms range from headaches, dizziness, nausea, motion sickness or difficulty with balance or movement.
Treatment is typically multidisciplinary. Depending on the nature of the symptoms, optometrists, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, chiropractors or other specialists may work together to help with overall recovery. A thorough evaluation of vision is required to determine the vision problems relating to TBI or stroke. Treatment may include prism lenses and, in some cases, vision therapy.

Symptoms of Post Trauma Vision Syndrome

  • Blurred near vision
  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the eye or eyes
  • Losing place when reading
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Inability to maintain visual or eye contact

Most vision problems relating to head injury can be effectively treated.

The impact of Concussion on Vision

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Please use the links below to open the forms (they will open in a new browser window). Yes, we know NOBODY likes to fill out forms, but both government and the myriad of insurance companies we accept mandate them. Once open, please complete the forms appropriate for your case and BRING THEM WITH YOU AT THE TIME OF YOUR EXAM.

 

Please call us at (323) 653-4078 if you have any questions.

  1. New Patient Registration Forms
  2. Adult Extended Vision Questionnaire
  3. Children’s Extended Vision Questionnaire
  4. Contact Lens patient form- Established patient

What to bring with you at the time of the exam: 

  • Glasses/ sunglasses you routinely use
  • Boxes of contact lenses if not from us
  • Medications List (RX / OTC)
  • Medical Insurance card and vision plan information
  • State or federal government issued PICTURE ID card- we are required by FEDERAL LAW to verify identity to bill any medical insurance or vision plans.

Thank you in advance for carefully completing our questionnaires. The information supplied will allow for the more efficient use of time and permits us to make a complete optometric evaluation of your visual system related to your specific needs. Thank you from the office of Dr. Newman.

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8314 Wishire Blvd
Ste A, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

HOURS

Mon 9:00 am6:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am6:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am6:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am6:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am5:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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