Post-concussion symptoms include vision problems that cause difficulties with concentration, eyestrain, difficulty reading, slower visual processing speed, headaches, and fatigue. These are some of the vision problems we specialize in treating to help patients get back on track with their work or academics after a concussion.
It is vital that parents and educators know the signs and symptoms of vision problems that hinder learning as a result of a concussion.
Signs of Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome include:
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness or nausea
- Light sensitivity
- Attention or concentration difficulties
- Staring behavior (low blink rate)
- Spatial disorientation
- Losing one’s place when reading
- Can’t find the beginning of the next line when reading
- Comprehension problems when reading
- Visual memory problems
- Pulling away from objects when they are brought close to them
- Exotropia or high exophoria
- Difficulty shifting one’s focus from near to far
- Words move or blur when reading
Just one of these symptoms could mean that your child is struggling with post-trauma vision syndrome. Call today to schedule an appointment – we can help!