Vision Therapy for Copying Off the Board

*Note: This photo is from pre-COVID. Patients must now be masked in the office at all times, while staff wear masks and face shields.

C came to us because she was having problems at school with copying off the board because she would lose her place when looking back at her page after looking at the board. She also had trouble reading where she lost her place often and skipped words, and sometimes read backwards. C also had a fear of walking across the soccer field at her school during recess because of the worry of being hit by a ball flying through the air, as she didn’t feel she could notice where they were.

After vision therapy, C and her mother saw improvements in her reading where she wasn’t losing her place anymore when she read and found copying off the board much easier. C’s grandmother also noticed that she read much better and easier. C was also pleased that she could now walk across the soccer field confidently without worrying about getting hit by a ball, by being aware of her peripheral vision and noticing everything around her. Congratulations C! We will miss you and your love of dance and your positive attitude every therapy session.

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Vision Therapy Can Improve Stamina

*Note: This photo is from pre-COVID. Patients must now be masked in the office at all times, while staff wear masks and face shields.

W came to us because he was having trouble with reading. It took him a long time to read and easily got fatigued from it. He also noticed that while he was reading, the words would get blurry often and he noticed the words would go in and out of focus often. W also lost his place often when reading and after he read something, he easily forgot what he just read. His mom noticed this often and wanted him to have better retention of what he had read.

After vision therapy, W’s reading improved a lot. His mom noticed that he had much better stamina where he could now read for an hour straight before getting tired, compared to less than 10 minutes of reading before he began vision therapy. W also found reading much easier because he wasn’t losing his place and was no longer having blurry vision, so it didn’t feel as tiring or time consuming. His mom said it was a big commitment for both of them, but felt it was worth all the hard work!

Congratulations W! We will miss you and your love of hockey.

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Vision Therapy Helps With Hand Eye Coordination

M came to us because he was having difficulties with reading, where he would lose his place and skip words often while reading and when trying to copy from the board at school. He also loved baseball and wanted to be better at catching and throwing, and have better coordination overall. He had been diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder.

During vision therapy, M and his mom started noticing that he was already improving on being able to follow things with his eyes and that his hand-eye coordination had improved. As we continued vision therapy, M found copying from the board was getting easier, and he started reading more often. Upon completion of vision therapy, M’s reading had greatly improved and he was above his reading grade level and had improved with his catching and throwing skills. Congratulations M! We will miss you and your love of baseball and exuberant personality.

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Vision therapy may be the missing piece for reading
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Vision therapy may be the missing piece for reading

K came to us because he was having a lot of trouble with reading. He lost his place frequently and skipped words, and also had trouble copying from the board. He also said that the words were always moving on the page. K also had trouble with spelling and tended to reverse letters and mixed up his lefts and rights often. 

After vision therapy, K wasn’t losing his place nearly as much and felt reading was a lot easier for him. K’s teacher noticed significant improvements in his reading and he was much more confident and more willing to read out loud in front of the class. K’s mom also found his reading was much better and he even volunteered to read in front of the whole school during an assembly. K was also really excited to attend the book fair at his school so he could pick out some new books to read which made him and his mom happy that he found reading much easier and more enjoyable. K still needed lots of extra help at school, but vision therapy helped him improve faster and benefit more from tutoring (as he was previously in tutoring with little to no changes).

Congratulations K! We will miss you and your love of football and your dogs 🙂

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Vision therapy can help older kids (teens) and adults too!
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Vision therapy can help older kids (teens) and adults too!

M came to us because he was having troubles at school and was concerned as he was going to be starting high school soon. He lost his place often when he read and tended to skip words. He also found it difficult looking at a crowded page and pulling information from it and sometimes experienced dizziness.

After vision therapy, M reported that he wasn’t losing his place while reading and found it easier to focus when reading or doing other activities that required a lot of concentration. His mom also noticed that he stopped complaining of dizziness and that reading seemed much easier for him. She was surprised to notice that his testing times improved consistently!

Congratulations M! We will miss you and your love of basketball and the Raptors.

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