"I was in a bad car accident six years ago. As a result of the head-on collision, I suffered many injuries, and my vision was severely impacted."
"I was in a bad car accident six years ago. As a result of the head-on collision, I suffered many injuries, and my vision was severely impacted.I became completely blind in my left eye and could only see 50% out of my right eye. I lost all peripheral vision.
I learned about vision restoration therapy (VRT) from my bishop who printed off several pages about it from the Internet. Three years after my injury and after a lot of other rehabilitation, I was ready to begin therapy.
Before VRT, I remember trying to read along and sing from the hymnal at church. I eventually gave up because I couldn’t see well enough to read fast enough. At my job as a childcare provider, I had to walk so slowly to make sure I didn’t bump into the children around me.
VRT opened up so much more of my vision for me. I went from seeing 50% to seeing 70%. I can now enjoy walks with my husband and play with my daughter. The 20% improvement made a big difference to me. I gained so much from vision restoration therapy.
Doing therapy is challenging, but if you want to try to gain back part of your vision, you should go for it. If you look at my final evaluation, you will see that the left side that was formerly blacked out is now seeing a lot more. VRT is a wonderful therapy."