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Reduced Headaches

Jamie 8 year old male

Overall Jamie has experienced gradual but significant progress throughout his course of vision therapy.  He has found it quite a bit of work but has been encouraged to find that things like copying things from the board at school and reading longer passages from books or texts has become much easier… Jamie’s teacher has confirmed that he no longer experiences headaches or pain/irritation in his eyes during the school day which is great!...We’re most thankful that Jamie has had this opportunity to do vision therapy and improve his eyesight and vision processing before it became more problematic.

Paul 11 year old male

He seems to be happier at school and seems to feel physically better.  His headaches and stomach aches have lessened.

Stacey 12 year old female

My 12 year old daughter had always found school challenging so we came in to have her eyes tested by Dr. Neufeld.  The result was 9 months of required eye therapy.  We were hesitant if the cost would yield any results but we felt we owed it to her to at least try.

Background:
Our daughter has had standard eye exams and had perfect vision but she occasionally complained of headaches and had a lot of difficulty understanding anything that she read.  Her comprehension increased a bit when she read out loud to herself.  But, it was still weak at best.  Math was extremely difficult and frustrating.  School work in general was a struggle.  She seemed to have a hard time focusing on school work for extended periods of time.

Results:
We’ve completed 7 months of eye therapy so far and the results have been absolutely amazing.  I say “we” because it has taken dedication on the part of the entire family to prioritize the eye therapy over school work or any extra-curricular activity.  The novelty of doing the exercises has worn out but the results continue to motivate us.  My daughter and her teachers noticed a definite change almost immediately once she started wearing the eye glasses to decrease strain on her eyes.  School work became a lot less tiring and the occasional headaches disappeared.  School work has become easy.  Her grades have increased a minimum of a full grade.  She rarely needs help with her homework and she comprehends what she reads.  She now enjoys reading for the first time in her life and no longer has difficulty understanding math.  Her spelling has also really improved.  She used to have at least half of her written words spelled incorrectly and now just the occasional word is misspelled.  She started grade 7 this year and misses both a Math and an English class in order to go to her eye therapy sessions.  She hasn’t needed any remedial classes to keep caught up.  She’s able to focus on tasks for extended time periods and can sit down and spend one or more hours straight working on homework without difficulty.

Robyn 10 year old female

Robyn has made great progress this year which visual training has played an integral part. Her headaches have gone when she reads which has allowed her to read more, and accelerated her reading level. This has boosted her self confidence not only in school but most other aspects of her life. She also recognizes the effect VT has on her eyes and reading which helped in the persistance with VT exercises and other aspects of daily life.