Vision Therapy Awareness

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How can Practitioners Explain the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

One of the best, most effective ways vision therapists can explain what they do and why it is so vital, is by sharing patient testimonials.

Patients, whether children, their parents, or adults seeking treatment for themselves, who share how vision therapy has improved or relieved their symptoms, can do so much to promote vision therapy and how it can benefit others. Patients who are willing to share their successes, who once suffered from convergence insufficiency that resulted in headaches after they read or attended a full school or workday, can best expound upon their treatments in ways that others can appreciate.

Vision Therapy Awareness

One of the biggest and most important issues vision therapists deal with is the lack of awareness of what vision therapy is and how it can help. In fact, many people have never heard of it and know little to nothing about what it consists of. In addition, they generally do not know the ways in which it can improve vision, performance in everyday tasks, and overall quality of life.

 

Why Testimonials are Important

A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words, and the same is true when a brief note explains how helpful a treatment has proven. Testimonials like these, for example, speak volumes. Consider:
  • Individuals who used to have a hard time reading because words seemed to float off the page or were unable to track what they were reading, who can now attest to how vision therapy has relieved things like eye strain and mental exhaustion.
  • Bright children who were unable to perform at grade level because their eyes belied their intelligence, for whom vision therapy restored their ability not only to perform but achieve success.
  • Older teens who have successfully completed a regimen of vision therapy who at one point could barely keep up in class, and have since been able to fill out college applications, attend university, and go on to achieve professional goals once out of reach.
  • And adults who found themselves unable to see clearly when they drove home after a long day at work, who reported feeling like safer drivers after completing a course of vision therapy.
Why Testimonials are Important
What Kinds of Symptoms Indicate the Need for Vision Therapy?

What Kinds of Symptoms Indicate the Need for Vision Therapy?

Children who experience headaches after a school day but not on the weekend may be good candidates for vision therapy. Additional symptoms that point to the potential for vision therapy include:
  • The sensation of words floating off the page during reading
  • Exhaustion after reading or performing activities that require prolonged periods of focus (in school, at work)
  • Frequently losing the place when reading
  • Being unable to recall or recall what has been read
  • The inability to keep up at school or work
What Kinds of Symptoms Indicate the Need for Vision Therapy?

How Can I Learn More About Vision Therapy?

If you think you might benefit from vision therapy but have questions about how it works, we encourage you to ask us about it. We also encourage you to read what patients just like you have shared with us. We proudly display their testimonials so that others can see for themselves just how significant vision therapy is.

Common Questions

To put it simply, a vision therapist is a person under the supervision of an optometrist who conducts therapeutic activities to help a person who suffers from a visual disorder.
Vision Therapy Awareness
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Increasing Awareness of Vision Therapy

If you have successfully had vision therapy, we encourage you to share your story with others. Though we are invested in vision therapy education it is oftentimes our patients who are able to spread the word about vision therapy in the best, most informative ways possible.

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Testimonials


  • At Amplify with Dr Wernick I was seeking help for seemingly intractable, probably age-related dryness. I've seen other doctors about it, and that has been helpful, but what he explained to me about it and the careful way he answered all my questions gave me so much more of a clear understanding of what is going on (and is not) that I am more able to implement all his and others' recommendations than I was before. And he gave me additional resources for further follow-up. I am most grateful.


    Cynthia Norton

  • Wow! This is a great Eye Care medical facility. I was thoroughly examined by Dr. Pinkhasov for over 2 hours. She made sure to check my eyes for pretty much everything and patiently explained proper care for my eyes. They definitely know how to provide great care and treat their patients right. Now I know why they have such a great reputation and been around for so long.


    Steve Fay

  • Dr. Kavner is a gifted diagnostician and orthoptic therapist. He treated me several decades ago for a condition similar to dyslexia. I was having migraines five times per week. I worked with him for about a year and I experienced tremendous improvement (down to 3-4 per year) that has lasted.


    Mary K.

  • Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


    Peter G.

  • Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


    Kinkie F.

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