After getting into a car accident in eighth grade, Texas native Trelle Dandridge developed Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA), which caused her vision to deteriorate over several years to the point where she had to resign from her dream job.
ONA is a mild to severe damage to the optic nerve that can adversely affect central vision, peripheral vision and color vision.
In Trelle’s case, she suffered head trauma in the car accident and shortly after experienced a strange sensation. “[I] noticed my head felt very, very large, abnormally large. My mom and sister who were also in the car accident said it looked fine, other than some cuts from glass.” Her mother, a nurse, monitored her and all seemed fine until her mother realized Trelle didn’t notice when she walked away from her at a grocery store.