Last week, I blogged about Traumatic Brain Injury. Today, I want to focus on concussions. This is such a hot topic these days. A month ago, PBS Frontline did an investigative piece called, “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.” If you haven’t seen it, watch the full story here.

Leading up to that there were numerous articles about concussions:

Wall Street Journal

USA Today

New York Times

Time Magazine

National  Geographic

There are a number of symptoms that relate to the connection between vision function and concussions. These symptoms can include:

  • blurred vision – especially when reading
  • headaches associated with reading
  • double vision
  • eye pain
  • poor reading comprehension
  • light sensitivity
  • frequent loss of place when reading

So once a concussed person experiences these symptoms, then what? I will discuss that in our next blog. I will also discuss a screening test that provides an effective way to detect early signs of concussion. Stay tuned!