The true impact of Active Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) goes well beyond your eye health. It can also have a tremendous impact on nearly all aspects of life, including your mental health. While these changes may not always be visible, they’re just as real and shouldn’t be overlooked when talking to your doctor. Below are changes to daily life that you should keep track of.
Pain and changes to your vision or how easily you can move your eyes can limit how well you do certain tasks. These can include:
Dealing with TED be frustrating and you may feel embarrassed about how it changes the way you look. It's not uncommon to experience:
How you live with TED can change your social life and your relationships. For example, you may:
TED can change your appearance and this can have an impact on your emotions. As a result, you may feel:
Not all symptoms and signs of Active TED are visible. Be open and honest with your doctor about how the condition affects your daily life.
Have Graves’ disease and are experiencing eye symptoms? Find a TED specialist near you and request a baseline eye exam.