Will vision return after stroke?
But how long might that process take?
And can it improve without therapy?
You’re about to find out…
Will Vision Return After Stroke?
First off, the answer to this popular question is most likely, if you’re doing something about it.
Sometimes it returns on its own – also known as “spontaneous recovery.” Other times, you need to participate in vision therapy and rehabilitation to get your eyesight back.
Either way, the answer is yes, there is hope for vision recovery after stroke.
How Long Will It Take for Vision to Return?
The amount of time that it may take your vision to return after stroke will vary from other stroke patients’.
Because every stroke is different, and therefore every recovery is different.
This means that your vision recovery timeline will be very different from someone else’s.
Sometimes vision returns on its own after a month or two. Other times, it returns after months of therapy.
It really depends on the size and location of your stroke.
What Can You Do to Improve Your Vision?
Although vision sometimes returns on its own, we highly recommend participating in vision restoration therapy anyway.
It’s always better to be proactive than to hope that a situation will correct itself.
Even if you don’t want to pay for vision therapy, you can try doing eye exercises on your own at home.
Vision Improvement Can Be Slow – But Keep Going!
As you work to get your vision to return after stroke, you probably won’t notice your improvements immediately.
Vision returns very slowly and it can be hard to notice the improvements on a day-to-day basis.
Knowing this, try to keep doing your eye exercises and therapy consistently and trust that, when you zoom out and look at your progress on a month-to-month basis, there will be improvement.
Vision therapy is a slow process, but it has the potential to help most people regain eyesight after stroke.