Hi, my name is Olivia and I am trying to raise some money to pay for a much needed eye exam. A few months ago i had a big scare when I was out with my family and my surroundings started spinning and i felt like i was going to pass out. I was so scared and didn’t know what was happening to me. Ever since then i have been struggling with daily dizziness, migraines, unbalance, and light/ sound sensitivity and I have had one other instance of intense vertigo. I have not been able to go to the grocery store without feeling dizzy, or even go get ice cream and sit outside with friends. The only thing that seems to help is laying down and closing my eyes. I have stopped working for the most part because it affects me so bad to the point where my anxiety goes through the roof. I havent been able to do the things I want with my friends and family which has put a huge amount of sadness on me. For the past three months I have been seeing doctors and doing research to figure out what is wrong with me. I spent hundreds of dollars at a chiropractor which isn’t doing anything for me. I have had multiple doctors appointments and they just tell me it’s anxiety. I have had anxiety for years and this is not just anxiety. BVD (Binocular Vision Disorder) is a vision problem that affects your eyes ability to work together. I have been doing lots of research and this is the only thing that describes what I have perfectly. There are only a very small amount of doctors that do testing for this, the closest one to me is only an hour away which I am thankful for. They contacted me because I placed at a 50 on their online test when you only need a 15 to be a candidate. I talked to them on the phone and they encouraged me to come be seen by the doctor, but then they told me they aren’t covered by insurance. The cost for the initial evaluation is $500. Then another $500 to get treatment and a follow up appointment. Now, I am only 19 and I have been out of work for the most part due to my issues. I simply can’t afford this but I know this will help me get my life back. I have stressed out my mother enough to ask her for help when I know she can’t afford it either. I have an eye appointment coming up but they do basic testing that won’t detect problems that I know in my gut i have. Even if I just raised $500 to get the initial evaluation I would be brought to tears because doing that and knowing what is wrong with me will lift so much anxiety and stress and worry off of me. I just want my life back. Thank you anything helps.