Let's Talk Vision Care: June Edition - Brain Injury & Vision

Let's Talk Vision Care: June Edition

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June is brain injury month. This month we will be exploring topics related to brain injury and its relationship with vision loss. Every year, nearly 150,000 people sustain some form of brain injury in Canada. It is important for Canadians to recognize how common this type of injury is and what information is available to avoid, mitigate, or recover from the effects of brain injury.

As opticians, we will explore this injury from the perspective of vision care practitioners, but to help illustrate the significance of the problem, we'll provide some context about brain injuries.

Here is some information you may not know about brain injuries

Here are some symptoms that are common in brain injury cases according to the Mayo Clinic

  • Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes

  • No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented

  • Headache

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Fatigue or drowsiness

  • Problems with speech

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Sleeping more than usual

  • Dizziness or loss of balance

Brain injury symptoms related to your vision

  • Blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell

  • Sensitivity to light or sound

What's next?

We'll be providing you with thought pieces & podcasts about brain injury and vision care.

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Sources

https://biad.ca/about-brain-injury/

http://obia.ca/the-obia-impact-report/

http://obia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ImpactReportOnline-Dec2012.pdf

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557