Through Elli’s Eyes: 2,555
VSM Community Outreach Manager Elli Altman shares her own experiences with a vision misalignment and her treatment here at Vision Specialists
That is the number of headaches I had in the seven years prior to my first visit to Vision Specialists of Michigan (VSM). 2,555 mornings when I awoke to the pain in my head. Sometimes, it was the pain that woke me up.
And I thought I knew the cause…… I told myself (and anyone who would listen) that it must be from that second glass of red wine I’d had the night before. If I didn’t have wine, I figured it must have been my sinuses (although I had no history of sinus problems).
Wake up. Pop a couple pain relievers. Drink a couple mugs of coffee. Start the day.
And then – on February 22, 2014 – everything changed. This is the date that I had my first exam at VSM, was fit with lenses that aligned my eyes and had normal vision for the first time in my 61 years. Soon after, I picked up my glasses and started a new and hopeful life.
And, now I have a new number. Today – June 29, 2016 – my new number is 880.
880 is the number of days I have woken up WITHOUT a headache.
880 mornings that started WITHOUT pain relievers.
880 days filled with more potential.
880 mornings that I give thanks that my journey led me to VSM (thank you, Andi xoxo)