Concussion Recovery Delayed in Children

Concussion symptoms can last for days to months but a new review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that younger children often suffer significantly longer than teens or adults.

Researchers found that while concussion symptoms, like headache and dizziness, may last on average about a week in adults, for children younger than 13, that recovery time is closer to four weeks … three times longer. Children with ADHD, depression and anxiety may also experience more prolonged symptoms.


Watch more here: Review Says Children Suffer From Concussion Longer Than Adults

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Concussion Recovery

Today we’re recognizing the first Rowan’s Law Day in honour of Rowan Stringer. Ontario is leading the way in concussion awareness and safety. We honour Rowan’s memory by helping people across Ontario increase their awareness of the dangers of concussions and how to improve safety in sport.

Reducing the risk of concussions is always the goal. But concussions happen and knowing what to do – whether you’re an athlete, a parent, a coach or a teacher – saves lives.

Rehab for your visual system is also an important part of concussion recovery. Visit our Concussion page and to learn more!

Learn more about how to stay informed and recognize concussion signs and symptoms:




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Vision Problems In Kids

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Do you know what vision problem symptoms to look out for? Visit our Eye Exams For Kids page to find out! Most kids don’t know what good vision looks like, so they can’t always tell you that they can’t see clearly.


Children don’t know when they have a vision problem. Here are some signs that they are having trouble, if they can’t tell you what is wrong:

  • Eyes don’t follow toys
  • Closes one eye when reading
  • Tilts head when looking at something
  • Needs to hold book very close while reading
  • Overly sensitive to light
  • Squinting
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Complaints of achy, tired eyes
  • Persistent Rubbing
  • Eyes don’t seem to work in unison

Catching a problem early on will reduce the negative impact on your child’s future.

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Poor Vision Affects Social Skills

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Most of you know that vision can affect a child’s ability to learn. But did you know it can affect a child’s social skills too?

Here are a few ways that it can:

“Most parents and guardians aren’t aware that an undiagnosed vision problem goes beyond poor academic performance,” says optometrist and member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Dr. Rajvinder Pabla.

In fact, poor vision can lead to reduced social interaction because of the inability to see properly. 

A child may shy away or be excluded from playing team sports since their vision problem is affecting their hand-eye coordination. They may also avoid watching the latest 3D movie with their friends because they have reduced depth perception and can’t enjoy the movie the way their friends can.”

“If their hyperopia continues to go undiagnosed, they may try avoiding their work and in the process become disruptive out of frustration.”

Learn more here: Poor Vision Affects Your Child More Than You Know

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What Causes Poor Reading Skills

August is #VisionandLearningMonth! 1 in 4 school-aged children have a vision problem, and this includes problems that can happen even if they can “see 20/20!” A comprehensive eye exam should be a priority to make sure your students are prepared to do well in school!
Here’s a great video by WOW Vision Therapy that shows how kids can suffer from a vision condition affecting their ability to read and learn, even if they have 20/20 eyesight and “no need for glasses.”

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