If your hallucinations make you anxious, you may want to keep them to yourself. However, even though there is no cure for CBS, letting people know that you have this problem or talking about it may help give you peace of mind.
Describing your hallucinations and how they make you feel can help you cope with them. Most people find that talking about their hallucinations with their GP, optician, ophthalmologist, family, friends or carers can help them deal with CBS.
Although CBS is not connected to mental health problems, professionals in the mental health field are experts at helping people deal with hallucinations. If your hallucinations become upsetting, your GP could refer you to the local mental health team for further help.
Talking over your feelings with a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist may help you cope better with the hallucinations. Our Sight Loss Counselling Team are also available to talk to if you are experiencing emotional difficulties.