Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Keira’s Trouble Focusing in School Turned Out to be a Functional Vision Problem

While on a car ride, seven-year-old Keira Halliday tried to read a stop sign. “It’s blurry,” she said to her mother, Amy.

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Topics: Success Stories

Titus Didn’t Have ADHD After All

Ask any teacher -- it’s a lot to expect a young child to sit and be attentive in school, especially in preschool or kindergarten.  Kids are distracted. Kids want to play.  

But Titus was different.

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Topics: Success Stories, ADD - ADHD

Why it Took This Seventh Grader 3 Hours a Night to do Homework

Why does a gifted reader spend 3 hours a night struggling with homework?

And why was this same seventh grader suddenly unable to read anything more challenging than a comic book?

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Topics: Success Stories

Lucas’s Family Finds Vision Therapy is the Answer After Eight Years of Struggles

Kelly Gozdziewski will never forget the words spoken by her son, Lucas, after he received new prism glasses. Lucas had been putting the glasses on and then taking them off, when he stopped and looked at his mother.

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Topics: Success Stories

It’s Never Too Late: How an Adult Patient Overcame a Lifetime of Vision Problems

It’s common for us to see adult patients like Barbara Federlin, who have suffered through a lifetime of vision problems and are at wit’s end. Her story, and her success, is an inspiring message to all that it’s never too late to overcome a functional vision problem.

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Topics: Success Stories, Functional Vision Problems

Reading Specialist Discovers Why Her Child Was Struggling in School

There’s a reason why functional vision problems are called “the hidden disability.” It’s because so many parents, physicians and educators aren’t aware of them. In this case, a reading specialist discovered her daughter had a vision problem, and the subsequent treatment was an eye-opening experience.

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Topics: Success Stories, Reading Problems

Vision Therapy Success: Recovering After 3 Years of Vertigo

It was three years ago that Kay Saemann took a bad fall off a horse. The fall was followed by three years of vertigo, dizziness and nearly losing her job. But Kay has recovered, thanks to vision therapy.

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Topics: Success Stories, Double Vision, Traumatic Brain Injury

A Mother’s Quest to Help the World See the Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

Wendy Rosen’s book, The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning, is more than a book.  It’s part of a relentless quest to educate and ultimately open eyes to an issue with far-reaching societal implications.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision and Learning

What to do When Eye Patching for Amblyopia Doesn’t Work


What do you do when eye patching for amblyopia doesn’t work?  For Lydia and her family, the solution was vision therapy.  By retraining her eyes to work together, Lydia overcame amblyopia and a number of other functional vision issues.

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Topics: Success Stories, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Success Stories - Amb

Not ADD: How One Family Overcame the Struggles of Two Children

Dealing with a child’s functional vision problem and how it affects their school and play is difficult enough. It’s twice as stressful when you have two children with a problem. The Kugler family showed us they could do it, questioning an initial ADD diagnosis and using vision therapy to overcome their sons’ difficulties in school.

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Topics: Success Stories, ADD - ADHD