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Vision Therapy Info Session

Want to learn more about vision therapy? We will be having a public info session on September 28 at 6:30pm at our Brooklin Vision Care office. Open to new patients, parents, teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, and more – everyone is welcome! We will be available from 6:30-8:00pm.
Please contact Stephanie at (289) 240-6610 or reception[at]brooklinvision.ca to register for a spot.

Eye Turn Fixed With Vision Therapy

We just had another Vision Therapy graduate!
B is a 7 year old girl who was referred to us due to esotropia of her left eye (inward eye turn) and double vision. Her parents noticed it fairly often, particularly when she was tired, and it was worse in photos when taken close up. She had already been wearing glasses for 3 years, and correction with prism lenses did not help. We started vision therapy, but she also had to start wearing bifocal glasses to help control the eye turn. B didn’t like this, but she wanted to try to make her eye straight. After 4 months of hard work in the office and at home, we were able to start reducing the bifocal power. We continued to see gradual changes over the following 2 months, and finally B no longer needed to wear the bifocal! In fact, she was able to keep her eye straight even without any glasses at all! She was very happy that she didn’t see double anymore, and that she was free to take off her glasses most of the time (though she kept them to wear in case her eyes became tired). Her mom was delighted that she is now more confident and doesn’t have to worry about people commenting about her eyes. B was such a pleasure to have in the office, and we’re going to miss her, but we’re so excited that she was able to reach her goals! Congratulations!! 🙂

Adult Vision Therapy Success Story!

The school year is wrapping up, and summer is the perfect time to make sure everyone’s vision is good to go! Vision therapy is not just for kids…

L is a teacher who came to our office due to blurry vision when reading and using the computer. She had trouble reading the newspaper, and felt that if she did any reading in the morning, it would make her eyes blurry and she couldn’t work for the rest of the day. Even with a change in her regular progressive glasses, along with a second pair of specialized reading glasses, she was able to read a little bit better, but it didn’t last long. This was very upsetting for her because she liked to do crafts, but she wasn’t able to make jewelry anymore due to the problems seeing up close. This was not a regular age-related difficulty seeing up close – L was also diagnosed with Intermittent Exotropia, which meant her eyes were not pointing together up close, causing double vision and blur. Over the summer, she came in for 9 sessions of Vision Therapy, and this made a HUGE difference! After Vision Therapy, she was able to read comfortably with just her regular glasses, and she didn’t need the special reading glasses anymore. She was able to read the newspaper and play on her Ipad as long as she liked, and she was finally able to get back into making crafts! She told us that she had felt problems seeing up close since her 20s, and it simply got worse over the last little while. This was life-changing for her!

L, we are so glad you were finally able to overcome your vision problems. Great work!!

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Vision Therapy Helped His Blurry Vision

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! 🙂