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Mother of Grant
I am writing on behalf of Grant who was a vision therapy patient. When Grant first came in to see Dr. Dejmek last October he was seeing out of his left eye at 20/400. He was very much locked up in his little shell thinking he could not do anything because it was too hard. Little tasks were very challenging for him and he was very much lacking in self-confidence. After his first screening we learned that Grant had not lost several reflexes that should have gone away as an infant or toddler. With skeptical minds we decided to go ahead and give vision therapy a try.
Grant was in Pre-K for the second time when he started therapy in January. Within four to six weeks we had his parent teacher conference and his teacher asked what had changed at home because she had seen Grant coming out of his shell. The “I can’t” phrase left his vocabulary, he knew all of his alphabet and most of his numbers, and he was joining in class discussions. This was not the same little boy she saw just a few short weeks before. We were ecstatic and so very proud of him. He was a very hard worker from the beginning and it was paying off already. By the time the school year ended he had caught up to his classmates and surpassed many of the children with kindergarten readiness and was helping his friends with things that they were not getting. This was amazing to us.
During our 32 week vision therapy we watched our little man go from a very insecure little boy to a very self-confident little man. He is willing to try anything and is doing great thus far in kindergarten. He is very excited to learn how to read. He is doing his writer’s workshop and reader’s workshop at school and comes home excited to tell us all about it.
I am so proud to say that he has lost all of the reflexes that he should no longer have at his age, and his vision in his left eye is now 20/30. Even if his vision would not have improved so drastically, we would have been so excited with just the confidence changes in Grant. He is an amazing little person and we are very proud of him. With the wisdom and encouragement from the staff at vision therapy, we feel Grant will really excel in school and in everything he does. We will forever be grateful for all the love and support Grant and my husband and I received from everyone at A B See. Without them, everyday tasks would still be frustrating for Grant. Now life is easy!
Mother of Madison
Madison has made so much progress since starting vision therapy. Before vision therapy, she could not color in the lines at all and now she does such a good job. She has gotten so much better at cutting objects out with a scissors too. She still is not very comfortable riding a bike but she is at least willing to get on and be pushed around with her training wheels. In the summer she was learning to put her head under water during swimming and she has no problems jumping off the side even in deep water (with supervision) now. She wouldn’t do any of this the summer before.
Mother of Jadon
As a result of VT, Jadon seems to be gaining more confidence. His teachers have mentioned that his gross motor skills have improved since he began VT. They also noted that he seems to be “coming out of his shell”. They have even noticed his sense of humor emerging. His reading has improved as well.
As his parent I have noticed his sudden willingness to try new things. He is so much more willing to step outside his comfort zone. It’s like he’s interested in seeing what he can master next.
Jadon seems to notice more details than before. He’s also much better at name/face recognition than before. So the therapy he’s doing seems to be really helping him.
Jadon loves to come to the office each Tuesday to work with the therapists. They have been so encouraging and we appreciate all they have done to help Jadon improve his vision and self-esteem.
We are thankful for all the wonderful staff at A B See for helping Jadon improve his vision and his quality of life.
Father of Hannah
We started four years ago when Hannah’s left eye was completely turned in and a doctor had suggested surgery. We came to A B See, doing vision therapy periodically, and watched in amazement as her eye slowly started to look straight ahead. We are still fine-tuning her vision, but are thrilled with the correction without having to resort to surgery.