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How can Occupational Therapy help after concussion?

Updated: May 9, 2023

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Changes in vision are common after a concussion. These vision changes can interfere with engaging in daily activities that you want or need to do. Vision changes with concussions can include:

- Sensitivity to light

- Eye fatigue

- Difficulty focusing on objects or alternating focus on objects.

These vision changes can be associated with dizziness, headaches, balance instability, and lead to complications in many environments including busy or crowded areas. Symptoms can impact participation and completion of activities of daily living.

If you have suffered from a concussion and are experiencing vision problems, it is important to discuss these with your doctor. After a short period of rest, it is recommended to gradually begin to increase activity levels. It is important when reintroducing activities to be aware of environments or situations that worsen symptoms. In addition to discussing with your doctor, outpatient occupational therapy can address limitations in your daily routine.

Occupational therapy can provide treatment to improve visual tracking of objects in the environment, visual attention to surroundings, coordination, and more. Therapy will consider an individual approach unique to your own daily routines with strategies to limit adverse or negative symptoms. Occupational therapy will incorporate exercises and activities to improve and maintain your function daily that may be impacted by symptoms.

The therapists at Engage Therapy are experienced in working with people with concussion and can help you return to doing the things you love. Don’t let a concussion with vision symptoms prevent you from doing the things you love! Call our office at 315-810-2423 or email us at with questions.

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