Tackling Visual Stress: Terry’s Story

Previously we blogged about visual stress and its effects on sufferers, along with our work helping children suffering from it in the third world. Now we’d like to talk about one of our patients. Terry Davies suffers from visual stress, and his story is a prime example of the problems visual stress can cause and the dramatic improvements that result from successful treatment. Like many with the condition Terry had had problems for years without knowing what was wrong, and it was only when he came to Eye Opticians that he was diagnosed correctly. Terry had a raft of eyesight problems including blurred vision and problems reading small print such as receipts. He also experienced terrible migraines whenever he looked at bright lights. His blurred vision and inability to read small print impaired his everyday functioning. He had trouble shopping because he couldn’t read his own receipts. The most traumatic aspect of his visual stress was the migraines, which he suffered from constantly.

Luckily, all this changed when we diagnosed Terry with visual stress and prescribed glasses with tinted lenses to combat its effects. With the glasses, his vision was transformed. It was no longer blurry and he could read his shopping receipts. Moreover, the migraines almost completely disappeared. Now he could look at bright lights like headlamps or sunlight without experiencing any pain. Eye Opticians is proud to have helped Terry, but unfortunately there are many others in his situation who suffer in silence because their problems haven’t been diagnosed correctly. That’s why it’s so important that we continue to promote understanding and treatment of this debilitating condition.