“I was out of work for about four or five years, and now I’m back at work, in the game again and happy and grateful to everyone that has helped me out.”
Robert has worked in the corporate world as a business executive his whole career. This fulfilling career was taken from him after he suffered injuries from a car accident in December 2016.
A pickup truck rear-ended Robert that day in 2016 and changed his life forever. He suffered a broken neck and head injury along with nerve damage and partial spinal cord damage. Robert’s pain from the accident was excruciating.
He suffered severe headaches, experienced light and noise sensitivity which caused nausea, had dizziness and even lost his balance and fell occasionally. Robert had to stay away from loud settings, and he had to walk with a wide gait and his arms out to keep his balance.
Because of the accident, Robert was unable to work for about five years. He was sent to a neurologist and they determined that Robert had been hit in the medulla, or brain stem area, and that he might have damage in the nerve path to his oculomotor and vestibular system. The neurologist referred Robert to a NeuroVisual Medicine specialist to see if microprism glasses would solve his symptoms.
At his appointment, the specially trained optometrist put microprism lenses on him and immediately Robert noticed his vision clearing. His head relaxed and his years-long headache disappeared. He was thrilled to be feeling the best he had in years.
His diagnosis of Post-TBI Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) and treatment with corrective microprism lenses gave Robert his life back. Robert feels that he is 90 to 98% returned to the normal life he led prior to the car wreck, and he couldn’t be happier.
Robert gives credit to microprism lenses for feeling like himself again.
Robert’s story is not the only one. Many people who suffer from car accidents or other accidents that cause brain and spinal injuries could benefit from microprism glasses. Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) symptoms such as dizziness, migraines, balance problems and nausea are often able to be alleviated by a simple pair of specialized glasses. If you aren’t screening your patients for BVD, now is the time to take the leap.