Visual Rehab for Brain Injury Success Stories

Vision can be compromised for those suffering from neurological disorders, trauma to the central nervous system, or brain injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, birth injury, brain damage, head injury, whiplash, cerebral palsy, multiple schlerosis (MS), or other conditions. Our experts effectively treat these visual consequences, from mild to severe, using vision therapy.

Success Stories

Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation Success

Mary is 26 year old female who came to Excel after she had been involved in an auto accident.  She had to put her college on hold due to her persistent symptoms following the accident.  Some of her symptoms included:

  • blurry vision on and off throughout the day
  • sore, uncomfortable, fatigued eyes
  • dizziness
  • double vision
  • felt clumsy when walking which caused a lack of confidence
  • sensitivity to light
  • loss of place when reading and poor recall
These can be common symptoms for a person who has experienced a head injury.
Mary worked diligently at her therapy and saw a marked reduction in symptoms. Her gains included but were not limited to:
  • stabilization of blurred vision and no double vision
  • more eye comfort
  • reduced dizziness and headaches
  • greatly improved light sensitivity
  • better coordination and regained confidence
  • improved reading and comprehension

Mary was able to go back to school and finish her degree. She is now a confident woman taking charge of her life.

Improvements in Driving, Crowds and Light Sensitivity

Since initiating vision therapy, I have noticed improvement in my driving. I am visualizing my surroundings more with decreased “tunnel-vision” and am more comfortable driving at night.

Another area I notice improvement is in sensory motor. I can now walk into a crowded place like a concert or football game without experiencing “sensory overload” and it feels wonderful.

I also see improvement in light sensitivity. Before therapy light used to bother my eyes. Now light does not bother me because my eyes can adjust better.

Vision therapy was an “eye-opening” experience for me. I realize that my vision is important and precious. I know annual examinations are necessary to keep my eyes healthy and my sight crystal clear. I am glad I had vision therapy because now my future is brighter and clearer than I ever imagined it would be.


Positive Experience at Excel

I had a stroke while at work driving the company truck. The stroke caused one of my eyes to turn towards my nose and it stayed that way. This made me see double and I could not drive. I could not watch TV without getting a terrible headache.

I came to Excel Institute looking for hope and help for my problem. Dr. Dana Haba, FCOVD, recommended 16 weeks of Vision Therapy. The results were exactly what I had hoped for. My eye straightened out and I am still fine after many months. I can drive again and watch TV all without any problems.

My Vision Therapy consisted of weekly visits to Excel Institute where my therapist worked with me and taught me exercises to do at home. If some eye exercises bothered me, they would try something else until I was comfortable. I liked the way my therapist noted my progress each week, and kept me informed as to how I was progressing. This kept my hope at a high level that I would eventually be able to see normal and drive again.

I definitely would recommend Dr. Haba and Excel Institute to anyone who is experiencing any unusual eye problems. All of the staff are very nice. Dr. Haba and the staff are very knowledgeable at what they do. I thank them for what they did for me.

Arthur Leon Charles


Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International, (NORA) is a group of committed individuals from various disciplines focus on advancing the art and science of rehabilitation for the neurologically challenged patient.

Brain Injury Association of Michigan

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.

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