WHAT IS A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as an injury, “caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.”
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY STATISTICS
- 5.3 million Americans are disabled as a result of a TBI
- 168,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of a TBI
- Two of the most common reasons for TBIs are: falls and motor vehicle accidents
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION THERAPY
The MEDARVA Low Vision Center provides the appropriate neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy to restore the visual skills and abilities that were impaired as a result of the brain injury.
Many people are unaware that the visual system can be affected. We often think of vision as simply what we see; however, vision also includes how the brain makes sense of what we see. As a result, the visual pathway can be damaged.