April 7, 2016 / Uncategorized / Comments Off on Concussion
Concussion, starring Will Smith, hit theaters in December. The drama which is based on real events, brings attention to the seriousness of concussions acquired by athletes in contact sports such as football.
Vision problems after a concussion are very common. Many professional sports are using simple visual testing on the sidelines to help determine if a player should return to the game.
“Research has shown that approximately 70% of young athletes who suffer a concussion have eye coordination, focusing, and eye movement problems. Yet most parents are left on their own to choose a health care professional who can help their child correct these problems,” shares Dr. Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD, President of College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Click here to read more…