"My results were just shy of meeting state driving requirements, so he told me I was going to lose my license."
"After my stroke I drove primarily to get to work and see my family for almost two years when the ophthalmologist called me back in for a vision test. My results were just shy of meeting state driving requirements, so he told me I was going to lose my license. My family doctor recommended that I see a neuro-ophthalmologist. The neuro-ophthalmologist came to the same conclusion about my driving and recommended that I use public transportation. Not accepting this as a solution, I scheduled an appointment with a physician to complete a vision exam which showed the same vision deficit.
After learning of my experience, a friend recommended an ophthalmologist who had helped her after she had a stroke. He recommended that I do vision restoration therapy (VRT).
I traveled 150 miles for VRT diagnostic testing and was happy to begin VRT in April 2005. All I was hoping for was to regain my driver’s license and be able to drive again to the grocery store, church and the bank. My doctor could not promise me that I could drive again, but I felt it important to give the therapy a try. I completed my daily VRT sessions faithfully and did not deviate from the schedule. NovaVision worked with me and indeed, I did complete it with success. On June 2, 2006, I received notice that I had passed the state vision test and I got my driver’s license back. A whole new world has been opened up to me again, and I feel reborn with the freedom to get around and the ability to see better. I can also go to the theater or symphony and clearly see the stage again. My youngest son, a physician’s assistant, has told me how impressed he is that I am on the cutting edge of medicine by completing VRT, and that makes me feel good as well."