Glen’s Story: How a Bike Accident Concussion Made Him a Healthier Person

Glen’s Story: How a Bike Accident Concussion Made Him a Healthier Person

Glen had a bad bike accident and suffered a concussion that affected his speech. He went to Restoration Healthcare because he lost his ability to talk, but he never thought about how the injury would affect his eyes. His experience at the clinic literally opened up a new way of seeing what better health can look like.

Unexpected Consequences: Glen’s Journey from Speech Loss to Eye Health Revelation

Concussions can cause a range of symptoms. Common symptoms include headache, dizziness, confusion, memory problems, nausea, and sensitivity to light and noise. Some people may also experience sleep disturbances, irritability, mood changes, and difficulty concentrating.

Glen knew he was injured but did not realize that his concussion was so severe that it damaged the communication between his eyes and brain by disrupting the neural pathways. Studies show that up to 82% of concussed patients have vision problems.


Bike Accident Concussion

The most common concussion symptoms related to the eyes include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Eye fatigue or tiredness
  • Eye redness or bloodshot eyes
  • Eye twitching or spasms
  • Decreased visual acuity
  • Difficulty with spatial awareness
  • Visual disturbances such as seeing flashes or floaters

Eye issues from a concussion are more complex than other symptoms. Some eye symptoms directly affect ocular function, while others impair the vestibular system, which affects balance. Balance issues are more obvious than ocular. Ocular function refers to the ability of the eyes to perceive and process visual information. The main components of ocular function include visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, and eye movement control.

Ocular function also affects spatial awareness, which involves being aware of the dimensions, distances, and locations of objects and one’s own body in space.

“I came to Restoration Healthcare through a reference from my eye doctor. I had no expectations, didn’t know what they were going to do for me,” said Glen. “My life changed from that point forward pretty drastically; my lifestyle changed.”

Glen describes how Dr. Sunny Raleigh first looked at his immune system to see if there were issues with autoimmunity. “I had no idea there was anything even wrong with it,” says Glen. “As I see these things going away and getting fixed, and feeling the way I feel, it’s just It’s overwhelming,” he recounts.

As with many patients, Glen recognized, “You just don’t realize how much you don’t know until you start learning. And once your eyes are open, you appreciate the people around you. These people here are all just trying to help, and they have a really good way to do that.”

Every patient at Restoration Healthcare learns how to take care of their bodies to promote healing. Through this process, they understand what true health looks like. “I thought it was healthy,” says Glen. “Honestly, I thought I was perfectly healthy and had just a slight problem with my eye. There have been so many things that I’ve had to face. We’ve done it, and I fixed them myself,”

Glen learned that the body can heal with proper care, nutrients, and support. “My body is making the corrections because I’m giving it the right fuel, the right vitamins, and the right things to fix it,” he says. “It is an eye-opener to me. If you’re not feeling good and don’t know where to go. Come to restoration healthcare because I did, and I’m living the life.”

Discover a new perspective on health at Restoration Healthcare. If you or someone you know is experiencing post-concussion vision issues, call us now at (949) 535-2322. Our expert team, led by Dr. Sunny Raleigh, specializes in comprehensive care that goes beyond traditional approaches.

This story is an excerpted and edited interview. Watch the video to learn more.