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Family Eyecare Solutions Offers Treatment for Vision Problems After a Concussion


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HANOVER, MA, ISSUED JULY 10, 2023… Family Eyecare Solutions, an optometry practice specializing in vision therapy, myopia control, and post-concussion vision syndrome and led by Development Optometrist, Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD, offers treatment for vision problems after a concussion.

A recent study found that over 90 percent of patients with a concussion had one of more of the following vision problems:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Headaches with visual tasks
  • Reading difficulty
  • Movement of print on the page
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Poor depth perception
  • Difficulty focusing eyes on things in the environment
  • Difficulty moving eyes
  • Difficulty processing visual information
  • Poor eye-hand coordination or problems judging stairs
  • Things moving may make them feel ill

Vision therapy improves the communication between the eyes and the brain through various exercises. Through vision therapy, they work on and improve visual skills like eye tracking, focus, eye-teaming, depth perception, and hand-eye coordination. 

study found that convergence insufficiency (CI) and accommodative insufficiency (AI) were the most common vision issues following a concussion. The researchers compared concussion patients with these vision issues who underwent vision therapy to those who didn’t and found a marked improvement in the former. Vision therapy completely remediated CI in 85% of patients and improved it in 15%. Vision therapy remediated AI in 33% of patients and improved it in 67%. The researchers concluded that vision therapy was very effective at treating these common post-concussive vision issues in the vast majority of cases.

 “Many people don’t realize that our eyes are part of the brain,” said Dr. Laura Vasilakos, founder of Family Eyecare Solutions.  “When someone suffers any type of injury to the brain, whether it is a stroke, car accident or developmental delay, their vision will be adversely affected.”

About Family Eyecare Solutions

Family Eyecare Solutions is an optometry practice specializing in vision therapy, myopia control, and post-concussion vision syndrome that was founded by Development Optometrist Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD in 2018.  Located at 51 Mill Street, Building E, Suite 21 B, in Hanover, Massachusetts, Family Eyecare Solutions serves patients from the surrounding areas of Randolph, Stoughton, Marshfield, Canton, Weymouth, Rockland, Sharon, Abington, Hingham, Hanover, Norwell, Cohasset, Pembroke, Plymouth, Quincy, and Kingston.  For more information, please call 781-829-9400, email info@familyeyecaresolutions.com, or visit www.familyeyecaresolutions.com.