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Vision Therapy for Math: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults and children who improved their math scores following Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Scott Before Scott was tested by Dr. X, he struggled in school, [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Spelling: Success Stories

Real life stories of children with spelling difficulties, where an underlying visual problem was diagnosed and treated with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. If you suspect your child has [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy: Success Stories

Real life stories of children with reading difficulties, where an underlying visual problem was diagnosed and treated with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages you might just recognize your child in. Spencer, age 13 Spence is comfortable [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for School: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled academically before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Travis, age 9 Our first sign of Travis' vision problem [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Handwriting and Fine-Motor Control: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who had poor handwriting and fine motor skills prior to Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jimmy, age 11 When Jimmy first came in [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Adults: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults whose lives have been enhanced with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. I have always had problems reading and found out that Vision Therapy would help. Now the words do not move on the page and I am able to get through the [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for “Slow Learners”: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children labeled as “slow learners” when an underlying vision problem was causing their learning difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Alli, age 10 We initiated Vision [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for “Laziness”: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who were mislabeled as "lazy", when a vision problem was the underlying cause. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Julian, age 11 Julian has always been [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Self Confidence: Success Stories

Real life stories of children who struggled with self confidence as a result of an underlying vision problem. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jason, age 11 I believe that Jason has [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Fatigue: Success Stories

Real life stories of adults and children who experienced eye fatigue from prolonged near vision tasks before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Since Vision Therapy, Dylan feels that "everything is easier," and she experiences much less eye fatigue and stress. Although she [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Dizziness: Success Stories

Stories of adults and children who suffered from dizziness or motion sickness prior to completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Lindsey Hi, my name is Lindsey [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Blurred Vision: Success Stories

Stories of adults and children who sought to improve their vision clarity with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Andrew My name is Andrew B. and I am currently a student at the University of Massachusetts. My vision always bothered me as a child, and I've always [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Music: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults and children who enhanced their musical performance with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Matt Prior to Vision Therapy, Matt had double and triple vision, and [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Eye-Hand Coordination: Success Stories

Real life stories of children who had poor eye-hand coordination skills before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Kevin Kevin was so happy that yesterday's vision [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Headaches: Success Stories

Real life stories of children and adults who suffered from headaches before completing a vision therapy program. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Gina, age 7 In third grade, Gina was experiencing [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Handwriting: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children with handwriting difficulties before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jimmy, age 11 When Jimmy first came in for a [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Homework Difficulties: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled to complete their homework before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. If you suspect your child has an [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for 20/20 Vision: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who have 20/20 vision, and still benefited from vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. SEE RELATED: Is “20/20” Perfect Sight? If you suspect your [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Eye Turns: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with an eye turn (strabismus). *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Bethany, age 9 Bethany was born with strabismus (eye turn) in her right eye, [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with eye tracking difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Isaac, age 16 We sought out Vision Therapy because my son had daily bad headaches [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Double Vision: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults and children diagnosed with double vision. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Michael, age 8 My eight-year-old son was a happy, busy boy, but at the end of [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Depth Perception: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents and children. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Alix, age 16 Vision Therapy has helped me more with my mental abilities than with my physical abilities. I think [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Learning Difficulties: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children with learning difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Julie, 12 Julie started out with scores in the Severe Deficit to Significant Deficit range with wide [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Special Education: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children in special education. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Marc, age 7 My son was having trouble in school. He would flip letters in words. He [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Gifted Learning Difficulty (GLD): Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with GLD. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Yehuda, age 6 Two years ago I walked into a doctor's office with a child that, although [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Dyslexia: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with dyslexia. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jon, age 6 As a teacher, I recognized that Jon had some kind of visual difficulty when [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Autism: Success Stories

Personal stories of children with autism who completed vision therapy for underlying vision problems.  *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Kyle, age 11 My son, Kyle, had ‘throwing and catching a ball’ [...] Read More »
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Lazy Eye: Success Stories

The following are real-life stories from patients who have successfully completed vision therapy for lazy eye.  *Names have been changed for protection of privacy. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Bernard, age 6 In my role as a parent, [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Walter I chose to do [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Convergence Insufficiency: Success Stories

Real-life stories from parents of children who have successfully completed a vision therapy program for the treatment of Convergence Insufficiency. *Names of the children and the doctors have been altered to protect privacy. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. [...] Read More »
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ADHD and Vision: Success Stories

Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD— when a vision problem was an underlying issue. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. David, age 12 When David was diagnosed with [...] Read More »
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Accommodative Dysfunction

Accommodative dysfunction is an eye focusing difficulty that can impact a child’s school grades. What is accommodation? Accommodation is simply another way of describing the child’s focusing skills. As a camera changes focus for various distances, so does the eye need to frequently change focus, from reading to looking at [...] Read More »
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Building Your Child’s Confidence

If your child has been struggling in school, they may also be struggling with their confidence and self esteem.  Many children who suffer from reduced functional vision, or problems with their visual skills, struggle with their academic and athletic success. As a result, these children are often mislabeled as clumsy, [...] Read More »
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Hamburgers, Eye Turns and Vision Therapy?

A ‘hamburger’ is created when pieces work better together, than on their own ... but what is this to do with eye turns and vision therapy? Imagine eating each of these separately: a leaf of lettuce, a few spicy pickles, a meat or vegetarian patty, a spoon of ketchup, two [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Published Studies in Vision Therapy

Evidence-based medicine integrates academic research with clinical trials — making it the gold standard of published research.  Are looking for published research on VT? Provided below are just a few references for published research articles on vision therapy and its effectiveness for the treatment of many vision conditions. 1. Association [...] Read More »
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Is Binocular Vision Important for Sports?

Binocular vision is important for athletes, as it impacts their performance. An athlete can improve their visual skills and boost their performance on the field with the help of sports vision training. Binocular vision is the eyes’ ability to focus on an object to  create a single image, this is [...] Read More »
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Could a Child with ‘20/20 Sight’ Have a Vision Problem?

Studies have found that 1 out of 4 school children suffer from a vision problem that impacts their learning. If your child has 20/20 vision, it doesn’t mean they don’t have vision problems that are making school difficult and undermining their academic success. When children get a vision screening at [...] Read More »
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Are Your Child’s Grades a True Reflection of their Potential?

Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  When school becomes difficult for a student, it’s stressful for both the child and the parents. Not only is good performance and behavior in the classroom important to parents, [...] Read More »
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Can you Improve your Child’s Academic Performance?

Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with their classmates, they may have an undetected visual problem, which could be benefited with specific reading glasses or a customized program of vision therapy. Teachers now [...] Read More »
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What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

The efficacy of vision therapy has been clearly shown by numerous research studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Vision therapy is a personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills such as focusing, visual processing speed, convergence, eye-tracking, hand-eye coordination, and more! This program teaches the [...] Read More »
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Prism Lenses for Double Vision

Double vision is a relatively common problem, and is responsible for 850,000 visits to the doctor and hospital each year. Double vision, also known as diplopia, is a common symptom of convergence insufficiency, lazy eye and strabismus, though it can also result from any of the following conditions: Stroke Traumatic [...] Read More »
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Light: A Form of Therapy?

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Light therapy is now being used as a treatment to help people regain their quality of life following a brain injury. What is light therapy? Light has been a major area of focus in research for therapeutic uses. Light is composed of different [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy: Additional Evidence-Based Research

Evidence-based medicine integrates academic research with clinical trials — making it the gold standard of published research.  The following articles provide just a sample of the many evidence-based research publications on vision therapy. Quaid, P., Simpson, T. Association between reading speed, cycloplegic refractive error, and oculomotor function in reading disabled [...] Read More »
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Is “20/20” Perfect Sight?

Author: Dr. Denise Smith The Center for Vision Development, Austin TX “Perfect sight” is frequently equated with the ability to see 20/20, despite the fact it is actually more than that, much more. Most people don’t think about vision until they have difficulty seeing clearly— often due to a refractive [...] Read More »
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Ocular Migraines

What is a visual migraine? A visual migraine, also known as an ocular migraine, is a temporary episode of visual distortion. There are two different types of visual migraines, migraine auras and retinal migraines. What is a migraine aura? Migraine auras cause binocular visual distortions, but may also cause numbness [...] Read More »
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How Is Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosed?

Do you often lose your place while reading? Do words on the computer screen seem blurry? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or eye discomfort after reading or scrolling on your phone? Convergence insufficiency affects up to 13 percent of the US population, both children and adults. What is convergence [...] Read More »
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Can Glasses or Eye Patches Treat Convergence Insufficiency?

If you have been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency (CI), or are experiencing symptoms of CI, you may be wondering how CI is treated. Any type of vision condition can be concerning, especially when it impacts your ability to perform to your utmost potential. This article will explain the most effective [...] Read More »
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Dyslexia FAQs

Q: What is dyslexia? A: Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain processes and interprets information. It is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects reading, writing, and spelling. Studies show that up to 15 percent of the population may be dyslexic, though less [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Adults

Can adults benefit from vision therapy? Do you feel like your work performance is impacted by constant headaches or eye strain? Are you finding it difficult to meet deadlines?  What is vision therapy? Vision therapy is a remarkably effective program that improves vision skills to achieve clearer and more comfortable [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for ADD

Vision Therapy for ADHD Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, but continues to suffer from reading and attention issues? Does your have eye tracking or focusing difficulties? Could your child's ADHD be an undiagnosed vision problem? Children with ADHD have 3x higher risk of also having Convergence Insufficiency. DID [...] Read More »
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Optometric Management of Dyslexia

Visual evaluations are essential in the treatment of dyslexia. Children diagnosed with dyslexia could have an visual problem and these children may respond well to visual treatments such as eyeglasses or vision therapy. Research has indicated that up to 15 percent of the population may be dyslexic, but fewer than [...] Read More »
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Vision and Gifted Learning Difficulty

Have you been told your child has Gifted Learning Difficulty (GLD)? GLD can be a mystery— how can a child be gifted intellectually, yet still experience learning difficulties? The answer often lies in the diagnosis of a vision problem, most commonly caused by poor visual skills. Poor visual skills can [...] Read More »
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Vision, Dizziness and Imbalance 

Many people experience dizziness or balance issues following a mild concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dizziness or imbalance can be caused by a visual defect, a neuro-optometrist can help. The balance system Maintaining balance is a complex process that is controlled by three different systems in the body: [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Autism (ASD) and Vision

The latest information on autism (ASD) and how optometrists can provide life-changing interventions. Studies of eye clinic records suggest that children with autism (ASD) and other special needs are prone to serious vision problems. Journal of AAPOS, 2019 Recent publication of Journal of AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: BVD and Headaches

More than 14 percent of adults in the U.S. complain of severe headaches or migraines. A headache is described as an achy pressure in the forehead, temples and even the upper part of the neck. A migraine is a severe headache that generally causes more debilitating symptoms. Migraines can cause [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Primitive Reflexes

Retained primitive reflexes can significantly affect a child’s school achievements, confidence and self esteem. There is a significant correlation between retained primitive reflexes and vision skill deficits in the children, ages 6-14. This was shown in a published clinical trial, by a private behavioral optometric practice near Cleveland, Ohio, to [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy or Occupational Therapy?

25% of all children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance in school. Parents will do almost anything to get their child the help they need to keep their grades up at school. However, parents don’t always know who they need help from and what kind of [...] Read More »
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BVD Symptoms and Treatment

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is a condition where the eyes are slightly misaligned and the eyes struggle to send one clear image to the brain. BVD can cause a variety of symptoms such as dizziness, motion sickness, headache, and light sensitivity. BVD can significantly impact the lives of both children [...] Read More »
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Children and BVD

Did you know children can also suffer from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)? In fact, BVD affects children almost 10 times more often than all children's ocular diseases combined!  Up to 25% of children have binocular vision problems affecting the function of their eyes. The National Institute of Health (NIH) published [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy and Children’s Vision: Books

Many parents request resources and names of books to help them to gain a deeper understanding of their children and to appreciate the benefits of vision therapy. The books listed below are not a recommended reading list, or comprehensive library of all books available on this topic. This book list [...] Read More »
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Vision and Learning Difficulties

Approximately 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Any interference in the visual pathways can inhibit a child from performing to his maximum potential. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 25 percent of all children, or 1 in 4 students, have a vision problem significant enough [...] Read More »