Success with Symptoms: No More Headaches!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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