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Use of prism glasses and assistive devices such as magnifyers

I have recently been diagnosed with vision loss (20/200 in both eyes) due to traumatic brain injury. My doctor has treated me with glasses that have prisms cut into the lens. I got them two weeks ago, and they seemed to be helping at first, and I even thought I was recovering some vision. Now I'm using both my prism glasses and a magnifyer to try to see. I guess I'm just frustrated because me and my family are stuck on the roller coaster of hope-disappointment. My doctor hopes with eye exercises and therapy to improve my vision, but says he cannot predict how much it will improve. This is very frustrating for me. When we were there, he implied that I would be able to function "like normal" and "maybe drive" and now I feel like I'm back in the dark again. These glasses have not worked as I hoped they would. Maybe they will with time. Maybe I just need to start accepting my situation as a partially sighted person. Any comments or help or advice is appreciated! Thanks for anyone who reads this long post :)

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well hay there i hope that things work out for you and and that if there sone thing that i can there soming thing that i can do for you will you pleas let me know thanks


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An update for anyone who might see this post in the future. It has been a month now since I received my glasses, and I have been back to my doctor. He was very understanding about how little the glasses had helped me and is now treating me with some new therapy. He seems committed to try everything to help me. I'm doing Syntonic therapy if anyone has heard of that. And working with prisms.


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I have a Victor Reader & BookSense Reader and love both of them. The BookSense does not do well in extreme areas such as Nevada if used outdoors in over 100 degree weather.


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