Concussions are a result of a brain injury due to a blow to the head. This is prevalent in contact sports such as football, ice hockey, soccer, and lacrosse, making these athletes at higher risk. Post-concussion symptoms range from blurry vision to headaches and nausea, but through vision therapy many of these symptoms can be resolved.
Common Concussion Disorders
The Brain Injury Institute estimates that 50% of patients with a concussion can have visual problems that may include:
- Light sensitivity
- Blurry vision
- Dysfunctional smooth eye movements
- Headaches while looking at things up close (e.g., reading)
In addition, the American Optometric Association reports that “the most common binocular vision disorder occurring in post-concussion syndrome is convergence insufficiency (CI), with a prevalence of 49% in children.” This is when the eyes are unable to work together.
An estimated 3.8 MILLION sports-and-recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year.
Concussion Therapies and Treatments
Many of the visual conditions that result from a concussion can be successfully managed by doctors who have knowledge and experience in vision therapy. Our experienced doctors can help with concussions by applying our state-of-the-art concussion management therapies and treatments, including:
A comprehensive software-based solution, this vision therapy tool helps clients get measurable results in less time with greater efficiency.
This advanced eye-tracking technology uncovers issues that a traditional eye exam cannot. It pinpoints vision and brain health issues, identifies the root cause of reading problems, and improves athletic performance – all from a 5-minute test.
A state-of-the-art sensory evaluation and training solution promotes healthy brains. About 80% of the brain is dedicated to processing sensory information, so when the brain is injured, the senses can be misaligned. The Senaptec solution identifies those areas and helps restore them through transformative therapy.
If you are someone you know is experiencing vision symptoms as the result of a concussion, contact us for an evaluation today.