“Since I was born, I struggled with amblyopia (lazy eyes) and strabismus (crossed eyes) in both my right and left eye. I went through every treatment imaginable throughout my childhood. Eye patches, surgery, glasses, more surgery, eyeglasses with one side blacked out, holistic healing, my parents did everything they could to get my eyes straight. After years of corrective procedures, the right one was straight but the left one (the stubborn one) refused to collaborate with my right eye in any way shape or form.
At 30, I had come to accept that my eyes just were not going to work right regardless of what treatment I received. I was just going to have to deal with the headaches and double vision.
I went to Dr. Rupa Wong for a standard checkup to get my new prescription for my terrible eyeballs, and halfway through my examination, she mentioned that she specialized in strabismus surgery, and could absolutely fix my left eye. I was skeptical, all I had been hearing up to that point from a number of specialists was “it was the best they could do” and “closest it could get” to being straight. Still, I went through the process of getting evaluated and scheduled a surgery on both eyes to fix the issue.