Vision Therapy Helped With Peripheral Vision

G came to us because she had problems with reading. She often got blurry vision, and occasionally double vision, and had to wear reading glasses. G enjoyed reading, and was a quick reader, but she often lost her place. In addition to reading problems, G had some coordination problems such as imbalance between the left and right side of her body, making some sports difficult. For example, when ice skating, one foot tended to drag behind her and she would also bump into the walls.

After vision therapy, G rarely got blurry vision, and when she did get it, she was able to eliminate it quickly. Since her blurry vision was reduced so much, she didn’t find the need to wear her glasses as often as she did before therapy. G also found she was much better at coordinating her left and right side, and stopped dragging one foot behind in skating. She was also more aware of her surroundings and learned how to use her vision effectively to be aware of the whole ice rink, to avoid bumping into the walls, making skating much easier and more enjoyable. Congratulations G! We will miss you and your love of drawing and knowledge of animal facts.

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Vision Therapy After Concussion

R came to us because he was involved in a motor vehicle accident, resulting in a concussion. Due to his concussion, he was experiencing many symptoms that affected his daily life. He had frequent headaches and was sensitive to light, he got dizzy very easily and motion sick. He also had problems reading, including losing his place, and got eye strain if he read or was looking at a screen for longer than 30 minutes, which was problematic for him as his career required lengthy screen time and reading. He also was unable to watch TV for a long period of time. When he did read, he had to slowly read each word one at a time, making it time consuming and tiring.

After vision therapy, his dizziness greatly decreased and he his headaches were much less frequent, and very mild if they did occur. He was also able to read or use a computer for 2-3 hours at a time, and could continue beyond that after taking a short break, making it easier to complete his work on a daily basis. He also stopped having motion sickness in a car, making driving easier. Watching TV was much more comfortable, so he could enjoy watching TV with his family. Congratulations R! We are glad you were able to return to your daily activities! We will miss you and your love of sports

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Reading Success After Vision Therapy

C came to us because of problems with reading. He tended to get really tired from reading, so he wouldn’t read for very long. He also tended to lose his place and skip words while reading, and sometimes reversed letters or read backwards. Also, if C tried to read in the car, he got really motion sick and nauseous. Due to this, C didn’t enjoy reading for pleasure.

After vision therapy, C’s parents and grandmother noticed he started to read on his own and was reading bigger books with bigger words. The best change was that he started to choose to read on his own for pleasure! 😁 C himself also mentioned that he didn’t get as tired when he read and found reading a lot easier to do. Also, he can now read in the car without causing any motion sickness and he became more coordinated in sports! Congratulations C! We will miss you and your creative imagination and excitement for learning new vision therapy games

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Vision Therapy Helped Eye Turn

We’ve had a ton of VT grads this year, so we have to get back into the habit of sharing their success! 🥳🎉

N came to us because he was diagnosed with alternating exotropia, meaning both of his eyes took turns turning outwards. N had poor control over his eye movement skills and tended to move his head along with moving his eye, instead of being able to separate the two.

After vision therapy, N’s family members said they didn’t notice his eyes turn nearly as much as they used to, and N was much more aware of it. If it did happen, he could now have the awareness and control to realign them. Congratulations N! We will miss you and your love of hockey and playing new games!

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