What is Tunnel Vision?
‘Tunnel Vision’ is quite a self-explanatory term, isn’t it? If you want it even simpler, it is a condition when your eyes’ field of vision is narrowed down to an extent that you can’t see sideways like you used to previously without turning your head sideways.
That is why it is also referred as the ‘peripheral vision loss’ or ‘tunnel vision syndrome’, your inability to see through the outer edges of your visual field. You can either have a temporary tunnel vision or may become its victim permanently.
This write-up is not only about what tunnel vision is, but it also sheds a light on what are some of its major causes and symptoms, and what can be the best way to treat your loss of peripheral vision.
Tunnel Vision Causes and Symptoms
You can lose your peripheral vision due to a myriad of reasons depicted by a host of symptoms. Some major of them include:
Tunnel Vision Treatment
Losing peripheral vision or getting affected by tunnel vision is likely to affect your life in a lot of different ways. It not only robs you of your ability to see things properly, but it also snatches away the independence and convenience that you enjoyed once in living your life.
As mentioned earlier, tunnel vision syndrome can hit you in different manners, which can be temporary as well as permanent, affecting your quality of life either way. Degenerative eye diseases like glaucoma end up inflicting peripheral vision loss permanently, whereas other conditions like concussion and alcohol abuse are most likely to lead you to temporary loss of peripheral vision.
Unfortunately, even with today’s medical advancements, no viable treatment is available in instances when you lose your side vision due to retinal disintegration. That’s why ophthalmologists insist so much on taking good care of your eyes to ensure optimal eye health, an aspect of which is to get regular eye exam. This helps doctors diagnose any possible eye problems as early as possible, making sure to take best care of them in due time.
Moreover, there are certain low vision aids, which when combined with appropriate visual rehabilitation, can help tremendously in augmenting your receded vision. IrisVision is one such amazing initiative, specially designed electronic glasses that are revolutionizing the low vision aids industry with their groundbreaking technology, helping countless people suffering from low vision conditions due to various eye diseases including tunnel vision syndrome.
In the video below, Brandy Darby from the ‘Rehabilitation Center for the Blind’ describes her personal experience with the IrisVision and how it helped her reclaim the joys of her life once again after being subjected to hopelessness and fear of not being able to see the world again after she lost her vision to stroke.