Feel Good Friday! M graduated from VT in the fall, but we just saw him back in the office recently for his regular eye exam, and he’s happy and doing well 🙂
M is a 15 year old boy whose doctor referred him to Dr. Lee because his vision was constantly blurry. He had trouble seeing in the distance, and also up close. He had trouble switching from his phone to the laptop and from looking at his desk up at the chalkboard. He had a lot of difficulty copying from the board. When he read, he had to hold things very close to his face (10cm). He had seen other doctors in the past, but they all told him that he didn’t need glasses, and nothing was wrong. Luckily, his latest optometrist realized there was an issue, and sent him for vision therapy.
M was diagnosed with severe Convergence Insufficiency, and Accommodative Dysfunction. He was given glasses to help his eyes focus, which helped at first, and he also started vision therapy to help improve his visual skills. After about 6 months of office therapy, along with diligent home practice, M no longer needed the glasses! He no longer complained of blurriness and double vision. He used to see the words moving around on the page when reading, but now he could read comfortably, and look from his laptop to the chalkboard and back to his desk easily. His referring optometrist even said that he seemed to be like a new person – at the first visit, M was very moody and disinterested, but this year, he was very pleasant and cooperative. We are so happy that vision therapy helped solve the problems he’d been suffering for so long! 🙂