Concussions or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can cause visual and perceptual deficiencies that make daily tasks more challenging, frustrating, or overwhelming. Optometry, with a focus in concussion, is one of the many professions that is involved at Highmark. We refer patients to optometry exams that provide our medical team the whole picture of how a patient’s eyes are functioning, and any deficiencies that need to be addressed. With this data, our team can make recommendations on visual rehabilitation that help our patients with restoring functional ability and improving their quality of life. Common visual symptoms associated with brain injury include: headaches, blurred vision, unstable vision, intermittent double vision, light sensitivity, loss of place or skipping lines when reading, difficulty shifting to the next line of text when reading, difficulties concentrating or focusing, sensation of visual motion, reduced reading speed, visual memory loss, difficulty tracking, becoming overwhelmed with a visually cluttered environment, and fatigue with extended near work. Highmark offers the following types of optometry assessments:
- Baseline Visual Functional Skills
- Visual Information Processing
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Sports Vision Performance
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