Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

How Natalie Overcame Convergence Insufficiency (VIDEO)


Natalie Anderson loved to play music - except there was one problem. The written music kept jumping around on the page. It was just one symptom of her functional vision problem, and it led her to The Vision Therapy Center.

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Topics: Convergence Insufficiency, Success Stories, Success Stories - CI

3 Treatable Vision Problems That Mimic Dyslexia Symptoms


Parents often visit us believing their child is dyslexic based on the fact that they reverse letters and/or numbers when writing and/or reading. However, you may be surprised that sometimes symptoms that look like dyslexia can actually be a vision problem.
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Topics: Symptoms of Dyslexia, Vision Therapy, Convergence Insufficiency, Directionality, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Functional Vision Problems

How a Girl’s Reading Problems Led to a Vision Therapy Success Story


Life was incredibly frustrating for 9-year-old Julia Feit and her mother Laura. Julia had been struggling in school, especially with reading, and nothing seemed to help. But as it turned out, Julia didn’t have a learning problem - she had a vision problem.

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Topics: Success Stories, Convergence Insufficiency, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Functional Vision Problems, Success Stories - CI

What is Convergence Insufficiency and How is it Treated?


Convergence insufficiency is a relatively unknown condition, and its effects on a child’s ability to learn can be profound.  Parents are often surprised to discover their child has convergence insufficiency, as well as the effectiveness of vision therapy as a method of treatment.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Convergence Insufficiency

Too Much Homework Wasn’t the Cause of His Struggles in School

Meet Nicholas. In second grade, he was spending 2-3 hours on homework.  But surprisingly enough to his mother, it wasn’t a case of too much homework - it was convergence insufficiency.  In this success story video, she describes her son’s incredible turnaround as a result of vision therapy.  

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Topics: Success Stories, Convergence Insufficiency, Learning-Related Vision Problems, Success Stories - CI

Seven Types of Functional Vision Problems and Their Symptoms

 

We’ve posted many times about functional vision problems, but it occurred to us that we haven’t put together a definitive post of the main problems and their symptoms.  Let’s take an in-depth look, and also explain why they’re not detected by typical vision screenings.

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Topics: Functional Vision, Functional Vision Problems, Convergence Insufficiency, Visual System

Vision Therapy Helps Andrew Overcome His Convergence Insufficiency


A success story from Angela, a client of The Vision Therapy Center.  Her son Andrew suffered from a convergence insufficiency.  

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Topics: Success Stories, Convergence Insufficiency, Learning-Related Vision Problems, Success Stories - CI

Vision Therapy for Convergence Insufficiency Proves Highly Effective

Lisa Livieri was at the end of her rope.  She was receiving daily calls about her son Brent’s behavior issues.  She was also frustrated as her son struggled in school.  In this latest Vision Therapy Success Story, she describes how vision therapy has helped Brent make a remarkable transformation.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Convergence Insufficiency, Success Stories - CI

The Boy Who Couldn’t Remember His Numbers

Parents always want their kids to become quick studies at their schoolwork.  But when home schooling mom Sandra Mackulak found her son Kraig struggling to read and unable to remember his numbers, she knew something significant was wrong.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Convergence Insufficiency, Success Stories - CI

Double Trouble – Why a Family Pursued Vision Therapy For Both Daughters

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Focusing, Convergence Insufficiency, Visual Skills, Success Stories