Vision Specialists of Michigan, Patient Stories

Dr. Debby Gave Me My Life Back !!!!

My story will seem too good to be true but it is! Please read on as you may relate to something I have shared.

I have had a “lifetime” of dizziness and headaches that seemed to be in my forehead, around my eyes and at the back of my neck. I have been an avid reader but would not be able to read much in a sitting. I was convinced I just had monthly sinus infections and was always taking antibiotics and at times was bed-ridden. I have also been diagnosed with anxiety. I have been to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians, Neurologists, had brain MRIs, CAT scans, physical therapy and even had sinus surgery to no avail. In the last few years, I noticed that I was uncomfortable driving and leaving my home. Boating has always been uncomfortable due to the dizziness.

In the summer of 2004, I thought I would try another ENT by the name of Dr. Arthur Rosner located in Sterling Heights, MI.

After my exam, he said that I did not have a “sinus” problem and asked me to review a list of questions which I did. Based on my responses, he suggested that I had a vision problem and referred me to Dr. Debby.

I must tell the truth. I was very apprehensive. Oh no, not another doctor. I did need an updated pair of glasses so I went to see her. That is when I learned that some people need prism added to their glasses due to a condition called Vertical Heterophoria.

Unlike most patients who need time to adjust to the added prism, once she fitted me with a trial pair of glasses, the dizziness and headache immediately stopped. Soon thereafter, all of the other symptoms I had been experiencing just fell away. The anxiety was caused by my eyes not working together which was corrected with the prism.

In summary – I no longer have headaches – I am no longer dizzy – I no longer take sinus medication – I no longer live on Ibuprophen, etc. I say a prayer of thanks everyday. Dr. Debby gave me my life back !!!!

– L. R., female