Strokes Affect Patient’s Vision Centers on the Brain, Resulting in Vision Loss

Disease Stroke written on a head shape.Research has found that people who have had a stroke may have an increased risk of vision loss. Many people don’t often associate the two, but after countless studies, it is now well documented that stroke can have an impact on eyesight.

The visual pathway leads from the eyes to the occipital lobe, the region of the cerebral hemisphere that processes vision. This pathway enters through the cerebral hemisphere on each side, so those who suffer a stroke affecting certain areas of the cerebral hemisphere could have an impact on the visual pathway, leading to a loss in visual recognition.


If this process occurs, patients will notice missing areas of peripheral vision. Those who had a bilateral occipital lobe stroke may suffer a profound loss of vision in both eyes. And, if the brain stem is affected, double vision may be experienced since it can affect cranial nerves that control eye movements.

Studies have also found that if a clot blocks the carotid artery in the neck or in the head, it could spread to the artery supplying the retina, which may cause vision loss.

There are some warning signs of a stroke that could lead to vision loss. Some symptoms include sudden vision loss in one or both eyes, missing areas in peripheral vision, double vision, dizziness, and darting eye movements. If you experience any symptoms, seek immediate attention.

Vision and Brain Health

Some degree of cognitive decline is nearly inevitable as you age, but certain health conditions or the occurrence of a stroke may result in the brain not having the ability to function at peak potential. This can affect memory, concentration, and overall brain function.


The Smart Pill can help to enhance cognitive function and memory even if there are no underlying problems. It has nine ingredients that help to support, nourish, and maximize brain health, including ginkgo biloba, huperzine A, bacopa extract, rosemary extract, and a B vitamin complex. The formulation of these ingredients is an excellent way to help fight free radicals, boost circulation, and provide nutritional support to assist with cognitive function.

Stroke isn’t the only health concern that can affect vision. Age-related vision loss has been attributed to low levels of lutein and zeaxanthin. These natural pigments have been shown to protect the eye from oxidative damage caused by ultraviolet light and environmental factors.

20/20 Vision contains 20 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin to help give your eyes the nutritional support they require. In addition to those two ingredients, this unique formula contains various vitamins, minerals, and herbal ingredients to help support and maximize vision and eye health.

Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.