Unfortunately, I have been suffering from migraines since I was 7 years old. I spent countless hours in doctors’ offices trying to resolve this issue but was left unrewarded. I started wearing glasses when I was in elementary school but they did not relieve my headaches. Being an active child, I found that these headaches hindered my ability to participate in certain activities. As the years went on the headaches became more frequent and debilitating, leaving me with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity, and restlessness. On average, I would experience 2 to 3 migraines per week. As an adult, this made a great impact on my performance at work as well as with my college career. I have tried every medication in order to combat my migraines and was disappointed with the results. Being that I have worn glasses for most of my life, I never suspected that my eyes would be the main cause of my headaches.
I was already a patient of Dr. Cheryl’s prior to my diagnosis of Binocular Vision Dysfunction. When she suggested I be tested for this disorder I immediately obliged, willing to do anything I could to alleviate my headaches. After confirming that I would indeed benefit from inserting a prism in my lenses I was anxious to try them out. I have always lived in a world where my headaches controlled a great amount of my life- until I received my glasses. My headaches decreased significantly and I could not be more grateful. I no longer fear a long day of studying, nor do I avoid engaging in activities that would normally lead me to experience a migraine in the past. Dr. Cheryl has truly made an impact on my life and I will forever be thankful for her perseverance in helping people who suffer from Binocular Vision Dysfunction!