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:
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!