Concussions are a complex type of brain injury that are not typically visible on routine scans of the brain, yet are detectable when important aspects of brain function are measured, including vision. The eyes are actually part of the brain; therefore, the visual pathways give a widespread overview of what’s happening with the brain during concussion. Impaired eye movements can be apparent even when athletes appear to be asymptomatic or “fine” after a suspected head injury.
Did you know that the eyes are really part of the brain? Vision alone accounts for >55% of the brain’s pathways.
King-Devick Test is a validated, accurate and objective remove-from-play sideline concussion screening test. With results in less than two minutes, trained parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and medical professionals can quickly assess if an athlete requires additional medical attention.
DON’T MISS THE SIGNS.