“Before vision therapy Ryan was having problems with frequent headaches and some dizziness as a result of a head injury on the playground. Sometimes the bright lights at school would bother his eyes. After six months of vision therapy (often twice a week) and doing daily therapy homework, things have greatly improved and he no longer complains of these issues.”
“Before vision therapy I was having problems with reading, comprehension, concentration and memory issues. I was labeled with ADHD. Vision Therapy has changed my life dramatically. I am reading better and remembering what I’ve read. I’m able to concentrate and stay focused on tasks, as well as focusing on conversations. As an adult, I’m fully convinced I would have benefited greatly as a child, had I had vision therapy.”
Before vision therapy, Garrett was having problems engaging with and relating to the world around him. He had previously undergone surgery for strabismus, but it was unsuccessful. This kept him less confident about daily tasks and key relationships. Garrett had problems making friends largely because he was a very “hands-on” child. He engaged with his peers by touching them, which in fact repelled them. We understood later, from Dr. Semenza, that touch was how he was making sense of his world.
Before vision therapy, Garrett had problems playing the sports he loves. His problems with tracking, etc., directly affected his performance, confidence, and his attention span. Those things contributed to an on-going cycle that was heading toward his disinterest in sports.