For those who have binocular vision disorders caused by an eye misalignment, essential daily activities as simple as walking down the sidewalk or the aisle at the grocery store can be a struggle. In addition, many people with these conditions don’t even realize that they have them due to the way that the body compensates for the misalignment. Such was the case for Ben, a patient of Dr. Cheryl at the Neuro Visual Center of New York. This is his story.
A Lifelong Problem
“I’m Ben, and I’m a patient of Dr. Cheryl’s, and the reason I discovered Dr. Cheryl was I had a problem which apparently has been a lifelong problem. A previous doctor told me that my brain has been adjusting to it, unbeknownst to me, to keep my vision straight and true. But in 2012, I had a brain tumor, which apparently knocked everything out of whack. I thought that the vision problem was the result of my brain tumor, but again it went back to I guess when I was very, very young. One doctor led to another, and a previous doctor who heard of Dr. Cheryl suggested I give her a call because she was doing some wonderful things with prisms.
“My problem was, I was seeing things at a distance and close-up, and they were closer to each other than they really were. I was having compressed vision. There’s a technical name to it, and Dr. Cheryl knows a lot of technical names, she’s very well-versed, very knowledgeable. I found that in conversation with her about all kinds of visionary problems, and she’s right on the mark with mine.”
The Road to Recovery
“Since then, I’ve been on the road to recovery. This is my second visit, I’m having an adjustment done, and I see the results of the adjustment almost immediately. Hopefully this will be my last visit for correction of my problem, and I’ll be visiting Dr. Cheryl hopefully once a year for follow-up. But again, the problem I had since the operation, the doctors initially told me that the problem would solve itself, but I got tired of waiting. So I found myself walking around constantly with one eye open and one eye closed to bring my vision straight and narrow. I’d be in the supermarket, and I couldn’t walk down the aisle without all the boxes seeming to swirl around me. And I found walking in the city a little bit difficult, but my balance has always been halfway decent, so I managed to struggle my way through it. I found that walking with a cane would help me, but since I got these glasses I’ve discarded my cane.”
“Both my eyes and my feet seem to be working together very, very well right now, and once my next adjustment comes through I expect I will be as close to 100% as I ever will be, so thank you very much Dr. Cheryl. Dr. Cheryl told me she works with people who have some brain damage, and I guess I qualified as a result of some surgery and what was in my head prior to it being removed. So I’d recommend Dr. Cheryl to anyone who has a vision problem which is not being corrected by traditional eyeglasses.”
Find Answers at the Neuro Visual Center of New York
If you’ve seen multiple eye doctors for your visual problems yet still haven’t received conclusive answers or relief from your symptoms, the specialists at the Neuro Visual Center of New York can help. Whether you’re seeking treatment for dizziness or eye strain treatment, we have the specialized knowledge and equipment to diagnose and treat binocular vision disorders like binocular vision dysfunction and vertical heterophoria. To find out more about these conditions and how we use prisms to treat them, contact us today at (516) 224-4888.