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Concussion and Vision


A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can affect your vision.  What are the visual symptoms of a concussion? 90% of patients with TBI will suffer visual symptoms.  Typical symptoms can include:  double vision, poor eye tracking ability, difficulties shifting gaze from one point to another, focus, visual fatigue, blurred near vision.

There can also be visual processing deficits such as spatial disorientation and poor depth perception.  Patients with concussion tend to be very light sensitive.

At 20/20 Vision, we are in tune with these issues and we are equipped to diagnose and treat TBI.

Dr. Mallory Kennedy is the staff doctor who treats these symptoms. There are special lenses, tints, and therapies designed to help you.  Schedule to see her and mention that you have experienced a concussion.

Written by Dr. Cheryl Everitt

Cheryl M. Everitt, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California in 1994. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Everitt takes a special interest in treating patients with a variety of difficult eye conditions, such as chronic headaches and migraines. Dr. Everitt has been a conference speaker on topics ranging from contact lenses to practice management to trigeminal dysphoria. She has also participated in a mobile eye clinic in Riverside, and medical missions to Mexico. Dr. Everitt is one of the original founders of 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry and has practiced for 25 years. She was an associate research scientist for 4 years prior to becoming an optometrist. She is also an active member of her church.
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