“After 6 months of Vision Therapy, my son is a different child and a different student”

February 24, 2011
Letter written by the mother of 13 year old patient

From the time my son started reading he would get headaches.  I could tell at the end of a school day how much reading and focusing he had done that day. On the days that he had to focus more he was jittery and could not sit still.  He would have headaches that were of migraine intensity, complete with vomiting.
We spent years taking him to doctors and specialists.  We had tests done to see if we could figure out how to help him.  At his annual eye exam at the age of 13 we visited Dr. Winters for the first time.  Dr. Winters diagnosed him with Convergence Insufficiency and suggested Vision Therapy.

After 6 months of Vision Therapy, my son is a different child and a different student.  He has had 2 headaches in the 7 months since starting Vision Therapy, which is a vast improvement from the 3 or 4 a week that he had been experiencing.  I thought he was just an awkward gangly boy that would someday grow into his body and his big feet.  Now, after Vision Therapy he has gained grace and coordination.

My son started Vision Therapy in the summer and for the first time my son learned to water ski, though he had been trying for 3 years.  He also gained the confidence to try out for the football team and earned a spot as a receiver.  He had the confidence to negotiate the price of a snowmobile helmet from a dealer at the snow show.  He also negotiated the price of a snowmobile for himself, this from the kid who before Vision Therapy would hide behind his parents without saying a word.  During his first snowmobile ride of the season on his new machine, my son displayed balance, fast reaction times, and skill that he had not shown in the previous 3 years of riding.

After witnessing firsthand the change Vision Therapy has made in my son, I am a FIRM believer in its benefits.  I encourage you to research Vision Therapy and talk with your eye care professional about the benefits that Vision Therapy may offer to you or a loved one.