Optometry and lyme disease

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You don’t see with your eyes, you see with your brain.

Episode 25 of season 2 Looking at Lyme, takes us on a journey to explore the relationship between your eyes and your brain with Dr. Cam McCrodan.

Many Lyme patients have challenges with equilibrium and balance, both of which are influenced by vision and depth perception. Optometrists again play an important role in assessing for these symptoms.

Because vision is neurologically controlled, diseases such as Lyme can have various effects on vision such as headaches, nausea, light sensitivity, or trouble processing busy environments.

Dr. Cameron McCrodan, optometrist

Although optometrists cannot treat Lyme disease, they can support patients to improve their quality of life by treating the visual condition(s).

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