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Success with Symptoms: No More Headaches!

Undetected vision problems can cause frequent headaches, chronic headaches or migraines. These headaches can be cured by Vision Therapy treatment.

The vision training therapy has helped Gina to focus better on reading. She no longer complains about headaches. [More]

Our experience with Vision Therapy has been very positive. It was hard for Carson at first because she didn't think she was sick and nothing appeared to be visibly "broken" to her. Once she started getting some relief from the headaches she began to realize what a benefit Vision Therapy was for her. [More]

After Vision Therapy, headaches are now few and far between. This has been the most dramatic change that we have seen. [More]

I must admit that at the very beginning I was hesitant about going through Vision Therapy ..., but this worked and I only wish I had discovered this vision problem earlier. [More]

... I decided that a few months of therapy was well worth it if the rest of my life could be normal. My family encouraged me to start right away and I'm glad I did. [More]

Now, thanks to Vision Therapy I can enjoy reading, without straining my eyes and without getting headaches! [More]

It started off with no more headaches, then no more sore eyes, and finally my progress in reading went from low to high. [More]

Zachary has improved in all areas with very few headaches. His grades are very good & he is a lot happier in school & at home. [More]


Read full stories below.

In third grade, Gina was experiencing trouble copying words from one area of the paper to another correctly. She also complained of headaches while reading. Her math computation was excellent, and I became confused with the discrepancy between her reading and math abilities. After speaking with a church friend, I contacted Dr. X to seek eye vision training (Vision Therapy).

The vision therapy training has helped Gina to focus better on reading. It also taught her how to strengthen her eye muscles for all other activities.

Gina is now in fourth grade. Her reading level has improved, as well as her copying of words from one sheet to another. She no longer complains about headaches. Her handwriting has also improved, which seemed to be a problem in previous years.

Thank you for everything.
Gina's parent

Carson's main complaint before entering Vision Therapy was headaches. She would cry with these headaches every day and often I would have to pick her up from school even after she took medication.

Our experience with Vision Therapy has been very positive. It was hard for Carson at first because she didn't think she was sick and nothing appeared to be visibly "broken" to her. Once she started getting some relief from the headaches she began to realize what a benefit Vision Therapy was for her.

We used Vision Therapy as a real life lesson. Things worth reaching are not always easy, but with perseverance and hard work Carson achieved her goals. Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort on her behalf. We are so grateful for the help. It truly has changed her life.
Laurie T., Carson's parent

The original symptom that caused us to investigate Vision Therapy was the frequency of headaches that our son was having during the school week [but not on weekends]. After Vision Therapy, headaches are now few and far between. This has been the most dramatic change that we have seen.

Through the process of testing and Vision Therapy, we were made aware of other problem areas. Reading is much improved and our son now enjoys reading for pleasure and not just homework. We are so thankful for this program and all that it has done for our son. We hate to think of what would have happened if we had not discovered Vision Therapy!
Beth E., patient's parent

I would get headaches after just 10-15 minutes of reading. I always assumed my headaches were due to stress or my neck problems, so I continued to seek treatment with my chiropractor and cranial sacral therapist. As far as the slow reading, I labeled myself as a slow learner. Before Vision Therapy, my life was very stressful. I just started going to a new college: the transition was not as smooth as I expected. I couldn't keep up with the reading, and my reading comprehension was slow. I struggled in my Abnormal Psychology class (the exams were all based on reading). I had no choice but to drop the class with a "W" (I never had to do that before) because I kept continuing to fail the exams, not matter how much I read or made outlines of the chapters. Then, I was only taking 12 units.

Now my life is much more at ease. I can't believe it but I made it through this semester of 18 units. I had no headaches and reading comprehension was smooth. Life is much less stressful now. I didn't realize what a strain my vision problems were causing me until now. I must admit that at the very beginning I was hesitant about going through Vision Therapy because of the time commitment and simply because my faith in therapeutic practices (i.e. chiropractor and my cranial sacral therapist) have been declining, but this worked and I only wish I had discovered this vision problem earlier.
Akemi, 21, 5/7/02

From age 5 (Kindergarten), I experienced headaches almost daily. I was given eye exams, but was told my vision was fine. My condition went undiagnosed until Dr. X gave me a thorough exam and noticed my eye teaming problem. He said that was probably the cause of my headaches all these years! Every few years I would have an eye exam hoping that my vision was finally bad enough that they would give me glasses. Each time they said my vision was fine and I went away frustrated. I knew my headaches were related to my eyes, but no one understood how. I just lived on Tylenol, Advil, and Motrin to relieve the headaches.

Once I was told what was causing my headaches and that there wasn't any surgery or glasses that could help me, I was very frustrated. I thought that meant I would just have to live the rest of my life with a daily headache. When Dr. X told me about Vision Therapy, I was happy and scared at the same time. I knew it meant there wasn't an easy fix, but that I would have to work for it. When I thought about my first 30 years of life with headaches, I decided that a few months of therapy was well worth it if the rest of my life could be normal. My family encouraged me to start right away and I'm glad I did.

The first improvement was that I no longer got headaches. I realized after a few weeks of therapy that they were already gone. I also notice that I am not as tired and irritable at the end of the day. I know my eyes are now working the way they should, which takes a lot of strain off my eyes and relieves a lot of anxiety and pressure.
Leah, Adult patient, 31, 12/7/01

Before I began Vision Therapy, I noticed difficulties with driving and focusing my eyes from far to near. My reading abilities were always slow, but I thought this was normal. As years passed, I developed excruciating headaches which got worse over time. I never liked to read because it would take too long and, in addition, I would get the headaches. In 1995, I began to have migraines and I saw a neurologist who took a lot of tests. I was put on migraine medication, which didn't help me. I became accustomed to having headaches all day.

I do want to say that in the beginning of therapy, my eyes hurt and sometimes I had even worse headaches. Dr. X told me that in my case the painful headaches in the beginning were to be expected, but they would diminish after 3-4 weeks. He was right. The headaches went away and it was worth it!

Now, thanks to Vision Therapy I can enjoy reading, without straining my eyes and without getting headaches! I am able to drive and focus my eyes. I can concentrate and pay attention in school much more easily.
Christine Shiosaki, September 20, 1999

John's headaches have disappeared completely. He reads more fluently without skipping words and lines. His frustration level has been significantly lowered due to the success of the therapy.
Susan Zitas, John's Mother

I have no more headaches and I am able to see a little clearer. I'm also less dependent on my glasses. I am very happy with the results.
Dan Mola

No more headaches, eye strain or discomfort while reading, taking notes, or using computers.
Nicole Faraci

Eric no longer complains about headaches! He has no discomfort after working on the computer or playing video games.
Shawn Schwartz, Eric's Parent

I don't lose my place when reading and I don't get headaches any more. I can do near work without getting a headache.
Sara Bernabeo

Danny no longer complains of headaches when reading or of fatigue. I really did not believe in Vision Therapy much in the beginning, but I can see the change now that he has done it.
Danny D. Benedetto's parents

I do not have headaches while using the computer. I feel that my vision is clearer.
Ernie Clarke

We are very pleased with seeing Nicole willingly pick up reading material and not having headaches.
Nicole Flanagan's Parents

I no longer have headaches from reading and my distance vision is much better. I have better control over my eyes.
Stacy Guest

Last year in 4th grade Zachary had a significant struggle with comprehension & reading skills. He frequently experienced headaches & increasing frustration with homework and even school in general. It was very difficult for Zachary & even us as parents doing everything we knew to help him. This year [after Vision Therapy] 5th grade has been much different. Zachary has improved in all areas with very few headaches. His grades are very good & he is a lot happier in school & at home. He is much more diligent with his homework.
Terri K., Oct 13, 1999

Elizabeth can now read without discomfort and has no more headaches.
Elizabeth Smith's Parents

I think that the Vision Therapy was a very successful program. When I first started Vision Therapy I had headaches, sore eyes, struggling with reading and more. When I couldn't keep up with my class in reading, I got a little stressed out. When I went in for my appointment with Dr. X, he told me that I had trouble controlling my eyes. He suggested Vision Therapy and I tried it.

After therapy was over I saw a huge improvement in school and at home. It started off with no more headaches, then no more sore eyes, and finally my progress in reading went from low to high. I encourage you to try the Vision Therapy Program.
Rylie, 12, 1/6/01


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