Effects a Concussion Can Have On Your Vision

Effects a Concussion Can Have On Your Vision

The Possible Effects a Concussion Can Have On Your Vision

A blow to the head can cause a concussion. The severity of the concussion depends on the force of the blow. A concussion can result in headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and vision impairment. If you or someone you know is experiencing vision impairment due to a concussion, contact our eye doctor at Desmond Vision Therapy in Lancaster for vision therapy.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a customized program that rehabilitates your vision function and helps eliminate symptoms that was caused by the concussion. Vision therapy is a great way to retrain your vision after the concussion.

Children are susceptible to experience concussions due to certain physical sport activities, such as football. Our eye doctor offers pediatric eye care service for children who has sustain vision impairment linked to these activities.

Possible Vision Problems

While each person may experience differently with his or her vision, here are just a few possible effects that could happen after a concussion had occurred.

Blurry or Double Vision

One of the most common visual complaints that people have after a concussion is blurry or double vision. This often occurs as a result of damage to the eye muscles. It can also be caused by damage to the nerves around the eye.

Sensitivity to Light

Following a concussion, you can experience sensitivity to light. There are certain light sources that can cause your eyes to feel more sensitive to, including sunlight and fluorescent lights. Also, recent studies have shown that LCD screens are harmful after a concussion. Frequent exposure to these light sources can make the headache caused by a concussion worse.

Vision Loss

After a blow to the head, you can experience vision loss in certain fields of your vision. You could experience blind spots in your peripheral vision. This can occur if the blow that you suffered was directly to your eye. It could also be a neurological condition that affects your visual pathway.

Eye Pain Following Concussions

After a concussion, you can experience pain in the eye. The trauma can cause what is known as an accommodation spasm. This is when the muscles in the eye contracts and stays contracted for a period of time. This type of spasm can result in a stabbing pain or a dull ache around the eye.

Vertical Heterophoria

This condition causes your eyes to become misaligned vertically, where one eye will be higher than the other. Your eyes will try to realign themselves, which can cause eye strain or muscle fatigue. The condition can also cause dizziness, headaches, and double vision.

After a concussion, it is not uncommon to suffer from any type of vision impairment. If you or your child is experiencing visual disturbances, our eye doctor at Desmond Vision Therapy in Lancaster can help. Call our eye care at {} for more information about our vision therapy service or our pediatric eye care service. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.


Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Lancaster Office


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm