Concussions and Vision Therapy

If you’ve suffered a concussion, you might be surprised that your vision has been affected. But concussions are a form of brain injury — and up to 67 percent of the brain’s neurons are involved to some extent in producing the images you see. The good news is that the same vision therapy techniques that successfully treat other forms of vision dysfunction can also treat concussion-related vision problems. Better yet, you can get that vision therapy from your eye doctor at Crandon & Crandon Optometry, your home base for adult and pediatric eye care in Lawrence.

A concussion usually occurs when an impact to the head or body (such as a sports injury or automobile collision) causes the brain to hit the inside of the skull. The resulting injury to the delicate neural tissues can affect multiple areas of your mental processing and cognition, leaving you with everything from dizziness and nausea to impaired vision. Common vision issues include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye movement abnormalities
  • Eye strain, eye fatigue, and headaches
  • Sluggish processing of visual signals

Rehabilitative Vision Therapy From Your Optometrist in Lawrence

Bring your vision issues to either eye doctor on our trusted team. Your optometrist in Lawrence can run detailed tests to determine how your eyesight is affected by your sports injury or personal injury. We can then administer personalized vision therapy. This therapy, a fixture of our pediatric eye care in Lawrence, works equally well for adults with concussions. For instance, if you’re suffering from convergence insufficiency, your Lawrence optometrist can prescribe exercises such as pen push-ups, target focusing and Brock string training to get your eyes and brain working in harmony again.

Call Your Optometrist in Lawrence Today!

Vision therapy could be just what the doctor ordered — and it’s right here at our downtown Lawrence office on Mass St. Call (785) 843-3844 to learn more from your optometrist in Lawrence! We look forward to meeting with you!

Do you know someone who underwent post-concussion vision therapy? What was the outcome?

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