A concussion is either a type of brain injury that results from a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the body or head.  In some patients symptoms after the concussion can persist for weeks to months.  These patients experience “post concussion syndrome.”  Often times these symptoms persists with visual symptoms making it difficult for the patient to either read, study or work.

Common Symptoms

  • Common visual symptoms:
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Loss of place while reading
  • Visual inattention
  • Dizziness
  • Unable to tolerate busy visual environments

Treatment Options

Glasses prescriptions, which may require addition of prism lenses or tints.

Vision rehabilitative therapy

Exam / Visit Expectations

A member of our social work team will contact you to do an intake call prior to your visits.

If you have seen other doctors, we will need to review those records in order to best care for your eyes.

At your initial evaluation a detailed history will be taken, delving into the specifics of what you are having difficulty doing because of your vision. Your glasses prescription will be checked in a more detailed and specialized way and we will also assess your visual system in other ways such as testing eye teaming, tracking an focusing.  We will discuss our recommendations for what will help you. We will also discuss whether services by other rehabilitation professionals can help you and refer you for those services.

Patient Resources or at home actions

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation association