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School work less frustrating

Jordan 10 year old male

Jordan has progressed tremendously in grade 4, evident from his excellent marks on report cards and teacher feedback.  The issues of attention and concentration have been addressed.  I believe with an easier way Jordan now uses his eyes to interpret what he sees when it comes to motor skills, especially hand writing and printing legibly, Jordan can excel at this with concentration and taking his time.  School work has lost the frustration it had in grade 3.

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.

Nick 11 year old male

Nick has had a lot of improvements in different areas of his life. He has become more outgoing and a little more confident. He is right into playing sports and outdoor activities. When he first started soccer he didn't play well. His coordination and balance were off, and trying to keep track of the ball was really hard. By the end of soccer, he was doing great. He would go after the ball, did great in goal and was having a much better time playing. He has now started rugby and is really liking it. His vision seems to be getting better along with being able to control his eyes a lot better. His handwriting (printing) has improved a lot and he is trying to read more. His grades in school have also improved a little. (He still will need a tutor). He is getting a much improved and positive attitude, and his frustration has reduced as well. We cannot wait to see how much better it will get for him.