Success with Visual Disabilities: Getting Rid of Double Vision from Many Causes (Diplopia, Seeing Double)
After Vision Therapy, I very seldom have headaches; I no longer see double;[More]
My son's eyes couldn't focus together for long, so he saw a double image. No wonder reading was, literally, such a headache for him! Eureka! A reason! Because of the dramatic success of my son's Vision Therapy, I am now telling other parents at every opportunity. This is a clinically proven specialty of optometry; it is not a vague set of suggestions. [More]
I don't dread school conferences anymore. [More]
When Lauren began Vision Therapy, we anticipated that the correction of her double vision would greatly help her ability to read, and it has. What we did not anticipate was the extent to which vision correction would help many other aspects of her life.[More]
Megan says: "I was very concerned that I would never see 'normal' again. I had double vision after the accident. Vision therapy has taught me to make my eyes work together. Vision Therapy is a lot of hard work, but the end results are well worth it. I see one of everything again." [ More]
... now does not experience double vision at all.[More]
... no more headaches, ... no more double vision; ... better grades, ... I am happy, sometimes even if I've got no reason.[More]
I'm pleased with the progress Lindsey made over the three months of therapy. Thank you.[More]
I can't understand why such a simple solution to a mild adult strabismus is not in the repertoire of every eye care provider [More]
Mary visited the school nurse many times with complaints of blurry, watery eyes, and head and stomach aches ... her vision was reported to be OK [20/20]. ... [Then] examination revealed visual-motor problems, double vision, and a condition called convergence insufficiency.[More]
I no longer see double ... I was skeptical at first, but now I am a whole hearted believer in Vision Therapy.[More]
... I wasn't able to concentrate very well with the double vision. Now that I don't have it, I am very happy. [More]
Now I am done with therapy, and I don't have double vision anymore. [More]
He was seeing double. ... another doctor told us John wouldn't make any progress on his eyes after the age of 9. [More]
[But now, there are] no more headaches, even with a lot of reading. Double vision can be easily fixed. [More]
Read full stories below.
I was getting a lot of headaches and seeing double. I was also having trouble retaining what I read. After Vision Therapy, I very seldom have headaches; I no longer see double; and I am able to retain the material I read.
My eight-year-old son was a happy, busy boy, but at the end of third grade, he still hated to read. I couldn't understand why. He loved to be read to, his father and I both were avid readers of different kinds of books and magazines, his older sister read late into the night. Why was it a battle even to get him to do his reading homework - let alone to read for pleasure?
Benefits of Vision Therapy:
Benefits of Vision Therapy:
I would like to express my thanks for helping my daughter Lauren with her Vision Therapy. When Lauren began Vision Therapy, we anticipated that the correction of her double vision would greatly help her ability to read, and it has. What we did not anticipate was the extent to which vision correction would help many other aspects of her life.
This letter expresses heartfelt thanks from the Kayser family for your hard work and dedication to your patients.
Sarah's grades have shown a significant increase. She is reading more books and is enjoying their contents. She complained of double vision before starting Vision Therapy, but now does not experience double vision at all. She plays softball and that will help her when she is in the outfield.
Since Vision Therapy, there has been: no more headaches, I had really bad ones that were making me scream and cry; no more double vision; no problems skipping lines when reading; better grades, I have A's and my first ever A in science; I am seeing things like books and my papers clearer up close; doing homework isn't as difficult. I am happy, sometimes even if I've got no reason, I have interest in new things, I've just started sponsoring a 5 year old orphan girl in Haiti, and I also have more friends.
When I met Dr. X and he told what kind of problems and children he worked with, he was talking about John. John used to not like chapter books, and would read for very short periods. He would be very frustrated when he did his homework. He was seeing double.
All my life, my mom searched for help for my eyes. There were countless eye doctors. Some prescribed glasses, others said do eye pushups. In elementary school, developmental reading helped but nothing seemed to help with multiple choice tests and connective type tests. Though I knew the material very well, more often than not, I did not do well on these types of tests.
Eric's double vision has cleared up. He's able to get both his eyes to work together. He doesn't strain any more when he does school work. We're looking forward to when he returns to school in September. He won't have to struggle through his work any more!
I rarely see double any more, and when I do I am able to clear it up instead of closing one eye. In general, I use both eyes 98% of the time. Prior to therapy, I tended to fall back on one-eye use more than I realized.
It was great!
Lindsey no longer complains about headaches. The therapy also taught her how to pull her eyes together when she saw double. Her left eyelid does not "droop" as much. Lindsey also was successful in eliminating reversals in numbers and letters. This was a significant accomplishment for her. The changes in her prescription also had a major impact on her vision. I must admit that I was skeptical about the Vision Therapy and what its benefits would be. I'm pleased with the progress Lindsey made over the three months of therapy. Thank you.
Vision Therapy has helped me a lot. I had come for double vision and it ended up that one eye wasn't as strong as the other. It helped me a lot in hand-eye coordination, sports (especially tennis and baseball), and in reading, there is also concentration because I wasn't able to concentrate very well with the double vision. Now that I don't have it, I am very happy.
For a number of years I was trying to get help with my double vision, which forced me to drive with one eye closed. The only option given by the doctors I consulted was wearing an eye patch while driving or a double eye surgery. Dr. X suggested including prism in the prescription and following up with Visual Therapy. The prescription worked like a charm. No more double vision!
I lead an active lifestyle as a mom chasing after a toddler and as an RN working part time. Some of my hobbies are reading and doing needle work; however, these became progressively harder for me to do as I felt my eyes straining to see clearly. I also would get headaches after reading and would see double. I had gone to several eye doctors over the past years and each on e would change my Rx [prescription] for my glasses which would help for awhile but then my eye problem would return. After Vision Therapy, I feel my vision has improved considerably. I can read comfortably, I no longer see double and my eyes don't tire like they used to when I'm reading or using the computer. I was skeptical at first, but now I am a whole hearted believer in Vision Therapy.
add-adhd.org .... braininjuries.org .... children-special-needs.org .... convergenceinsufficiency.org
lazyeye.org .... learningdisabilities.net .... optometrists.org .... strabismus.org .... vision3d.com
visiontherapy.org .... visiontherapystories.org .... visiontherapydirectory.com
© Copyright 1996-, Optometrists Network