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  • How do you manage double vision if you have it?

    Posted by christina-cordaro on August 9, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Each and every day, I am discovering new instances where my FA Progression impacts my daily acts of living.

    For instance, this past November, I learned I have double vision (diplopia) with my FA when I had my annual eye doctor appointment. Since then, I have had prisms in my lens now to correct the issue. What a difference!

    Has anyone experienced this? How do you cope with this adjustment?

    christina-cordaro replied 1 year, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • michael-long

    October 12, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Double vision has been part of my life for quite awhile now. Prisms didn’t make any changes. How does one drive safe this way?  Eye nystagmus ( down beat) are another symptom of FA that I manage to live with. Between the two of them I have a lot of motion sickness. (FA is not for Sissy’s)

    • katie-griffith

      October 13, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      No it’s not! How challenging, Michael 🙁

    • christina-cordaro

      October 18, 2022 at 5:50 am

      I never considered motion sickness being a factor of double vision, but it makes sense! I wish we didn’t have to experience this on top of everything else.

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