Kids With Concussions Need Vision Check Before Return to School

A new study suggests that children who’ve had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they’re ready to go back to school. This is especially important, researchers said, for kids who struggle in school.

“Concussed children with vision symptoms, hearing disturbances and difficulty concentrating often have academic difficulty post-concussion,” said study researcher Dr. Mark Swanson. He’s associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.Read more