Concussion can be more difficult to diagnose in those with visual impairments. Reduced visual functioning is a common characteristic of concussion; blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and visual fatigue are often symptoms used to signal a concussion. If someone has low vision, a small to moderate fluctuation in visual functioning can go unnoticed. For an individual who is completely blind, visual clues do not apply, therefore concussion symptoms can be more challenging to identify.
That’s why we collaborated on the development of resources on how to diagnose concussion in blind or visually impaired individuals. Visit the Canadian Blind Sports website to learn more.
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