A violent blow to your head, neck or upper body can result in a whiplash-type injury that causes your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your skull. This sometimes causes you to lose consciousness. It’s also possible to have a concussion and not realize it.

Concussions are particularly common if you play a contact sport such as football and participating in high-risk sports without proper safety equipment and supervision; because of a car crash; being violently shaken, falling especially in young children and older adults, a soldier involved in combat or being a victim of physical abuse. Eye symptoms are a frequent side effect of a concussion.

Signs of Post Trauma Vision Syndrome include:

  • Loss of binocular vision (eye alignment)
  • Eye strain and fatigue
  • Light sensitivity
  • Poor eye tracking ability
  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Attention or concentration difficulties
  • Spatial disorientation
  • Losing place when reading
  • Comprehension problems when reading
  • Unstable peripheral vision
  • Difficulties with balance, coordination and posture
  • Perceived movement of stationary objects
  • Consistently stays to one side of hallway or room

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms after a concussion, get help. Prior to coming for your comprehensive eye exam, vision therapy and vision rehabilitation, we advise you to minimize activities that increase your symptoms, such as working on the computer, watching TV, texting or playing video games.

Don’t suffer in silence, schedule a comprehensive eye examination appointment today…… at Vista Family Eye Care.