The eyes are directly connected to the brain by the optic nerves. Our brains are highly involved in processing vision and perception, as well as in eye coordination. When the optic nerves are damaged by trauma or disease, vision can be severely affected. For example, when the optic nerve becomes inflamed (optic neuritis), your vision can become extremely blurred. Strokes can also result in visual errors, including a reduced field of vision, problems with perception, and double vision. Fortunately, a neuro-ophthalmologist can diagnose these disorders in their earliest stages, allowing for immediate treatment and rehabilitation.