We see our fair share of concussions in the office– Many times we perform an extra test for a recent one. When your brain gets jarred inside its skull, there can be many consequences, including vision changes.
Most commonly, in terms of vision, we see uneven pupils, light sensitivity and sometimes an overall decrease in vision sensitivity. We can test for some changes (or monitor progress if you’ve never done it before) with a Visual Field Test. You might be counselled on headache management and avoiding activities that include screens, loud noises and bright lights.
Early-in-life or repeated concussions are more likely to have long term effects. One of the important risk factors to avoid is a second concussion before the first has completely healed. We can help monitor when it has largely resolved or point the way to further care.
We’d love to say just to avoid them, but unfortunately that’s not always possible! You can always come see us with any concerns, and we’ll be glad to counsel you and to help monitor your progress.