I had an airbag injury to the front of my head during a car accident in summer 2013. My sunglasses came off when the airbag hit me, but I looked fine from any angle on the outside. I went to emergency in St. Michael's the same night. I was dismissed then as having wasted the doctor's time. I took it as it is, as I had no apparent injury. I didn't know then what I had was called a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.
I also did not know how to deal with my anxiety (and sometimes depression). The anxiety was worse with driving. I took a vacation, and probably two in the following year, was not feeling better.
I didn't know what my passengers were talking about when they say why can't you see what was coming from the side when I drive after the incident. They might of just thought I was always a bad Asian women driver. The truth is sometimes it seems cars would suddenly came into my vision and I still have a scare from time to time when I drive. My reaction was also delayed.
I found help in Vision Therapy starting last year. After a few sessions, I became more aware of the peripheral, and feel a bit more comfortable driving. My writings and typing had lots of typos, some are similar to the dyslexia symptoms. I became more aware of my typos after the treatment.
My reading is getting better now too, it's less tiring. I am still doing more treatment. More changes will come.
I hope more people are aware of concussion and possible treatment to help eye tracking for reading and driving again. They may also need help with emotional episodes and sometimes physiotherapy. I hope I can help others to recover and live their lives to the fullest, starting with their vision. It's better the earlier, but never too late for treatment.