What do I need to know if I experience vision problems after a brain injury?

Unfortunately, a brain injury may impact your vision. According to BrainLine, 20 to 40% of people who suffer traumatic brain injuries experience vision-related disorders. Some of these vision disorders are reversible and others are permanent, but they all may seriously interfere with your ability to work, enjoy life, and go about your daily activities.

Brain Injury Vision Disorders

Some of the specific vision issues that you may suffer after a brain injury include:

  • Blurry vision because of visual acuity problems
  • Difficulty focusing your eyes
  • Double vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Trouble moving your eyes to follow a moving object or to read
  • Visual field complications that impact your range of vision and may cause you to lose peripheral vision
  • Visual memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Light sensitivity

Any of these issues may impact your life significantly. Things that you used to do independently may be impossible now.

Protect Your Legal Recovery after an Illinois Brain Injury

As you continue seeing your doctors for medical help, you should also consult with an Illinois personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Your eye problems may result in significant medical bills, lost time from work, transportation costs, other expenses, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Additionally, your brain injury may have caused other significant problems for you.

If someone else’s negligence caused your brain injury, then you deserve to make a fair recovery for all of your past, present, and future damages.

After an Illinois motor vehicle crash, slip and fall, negligent security incident, or another type of accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to protect your recovery.

We will thoroughly investigate your accident, negotiate with the right insurers, and, if necessary, bring your case to court to get you the recovery that you deserve.

Your time to file a personal injury case is limited by Illinois law. Accordingly, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation today. We welcome your call, chat, or contact form any time—24/7/365.


Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.