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Vision Therapy Testimonials


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“Homework is a breeze”

Dear Dr. Bonilla-Warford,

I wanted to let you know how our daughter has progressed since she went through vision therapy with you. As you remember, we had become very frustrated with her school struggles on all levels, due to her reluctance to (or our perceived reluctance) to read. Little did we know that her eye muscles weren’t working properly and making the process so difficult to begin with!! Teachers would tell us “she just needs to read more”. The extra hours we spent going over her class work at home, and the length of time it required to complete homework gave us many a tearful evening. Her self esteem suffered, and the school year was very tedious.

It was a chance article in the newspaper that brought the possibility of a vision deficiency (convergence) to light for us, and after our e-mail communications with you, decided to have her evaluated. Your diagnosis of her condition, and how vision therapy could correct the problem was a God-send to us. I am still amazed at how she progressed so well, and so quickly. We were certainly dedicated to the therapy, and were not deterred by the 2 1/2 hour drive to reach you. I appreciated your clear instructions, and explanations for the therapy prescribed.

To say the therapy was a success is an understatement. What a life changing success it has been for all of us! We continue to see her excel at school, and in new hobbies as well. She tells us reading is “easy” now, and her fluency reflects this in her testing. She actually likes to read, and has started choosing higher grade level books to read just for pleasure. Homework is a breeze, and she willingly does it on her own, in a normal timely manner. We have noticed that her eye hand coordination has improved greatly, as she now will play video games that she otherwise would avoid because “she wasn’t good at it”. Her art work in class has improved also. Her confidence and attitude are positive, and home life is much calmer these days. We are so grateful to you for your expertise and care.

If only other children with reading struggles could be evaluated for these problems, and receive the care they need. It could change the whole school system!

Thank you a million times for all your help.

Mrs. W.

“It’s like she’s a different child…”

DS was a 9 years old girl who was experiencing significant difficulty with reading. She was diagnosed with eye coordination problems of Exophoria, Accommodative Insufficiency, and Oculomotor Dysfunction of Pursuits.

After vision therapy her parents said, “It’s like she’s a different child. She understands more of her reading because of eyes tracking better. homework is not a struggle anymore in fact she has it done before she gets home most of the time. grades have gotten better.”

“She can’t put the books down!”

HF was an 8 year old girl who had difficulty maintaining clear vision and distinguishing letters appropriately. She was diagnosed with amblyopia, so even with the glasses, she did not see well.

Her mother said, “She had really struggled with reading. She was well below grade level and reversing many letters, numbers and whole words with her writing and reading. Post vision therapy, she is a different child! When all is quiet and I go to “check” on her she is nearly always reading! She can’t put the books down! She now reads a chapter book (or 2) a day!”

“Goes to school happy and comes home excited”

GR was 10 girl who had very significant problems with reading development and writing due to her Convergence Insufficiency, Accommodative Insufficiency, and Oculomotor Dysfunction of Pursuits

After vision therapy her mother said, “Yes, she is happier and less insecure about school. She goes to school happy and comes home excited. That is a big change. She used to change subject when her friends talked about school; now she talks about everything she learned everyday.”

“Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!””

HS was an 8 year old girl who had difficulty viewing close work such as as reading and writing, because it is was more difficult for her eyes to move and focus than would be expected at her age. She was diagnosed with the visual focusing problems of Accommodative Insufficiency and he eye movement problems of Oculomotor Dysfunction of Pursuits and Saccades.

When asked if HS showed behavior changes after vision therapy her parents said, “Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! Before therapy, Hallie was angry and quick to react negatively to all situations. She was also struggling w/relationships at school because she was constantly being called out for her bad behavior. This constant negative reinforcement made her feel inadequate among her classmates.”

“..Attitude & confidence is 100% better”

CM was a 7 year old boy who used to struggle to do his homework without taking frequent breaks, and getting frustrated. Though he had glasses, they did not help. He was diagnosed with esophoria, Accommodative Insufficiency and Oculomotor Dysfunction of Saccades

After vision therapy, his mother noticed many academic changes: “His attitude & confidence is 100% better. He is doing much better! This is the 1st year he made his reading levels before the end of the school year.”

“He sees the whole world now”

SH was a 6 years old boy who had greater difficulty with reading comprehension than his intelligence would suggest. He has eye movement control issues of Oculomotor Dysfunction of Pursuits and saccades.

After vision therapy his mother said, “He says it best- he sees the whole world now. This has caused a positive ripple effect throughout his life both in school and out. He is more connected- he is more aware of the world and able to communicate with us. He uses his sigh and he is just more ‘there.’”

“He is so proud he can now see.”

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TW was an 8 year old boy who came to see us for an outward eye turn. He was diagnosed with amblyopia and exotropia. After vision therapy his mother was pleased not only that his eyes were straight, but there were many others changes:

Academic changes: He is more relaxed with reading and now that he can see the blackboard, he likes to yell out the answers in class. 🙂

Behavioral changes: Your Vision Therapy has completely changed Titan as soon as he wakes up he look for his glasses. He enjoys going every week and enjoys the one on one therapy. He is so proud that he can now see.

Additional comments: Edna is an amazing person and has so much kindness and patience. Titan has enjoyed working with her. I would recommend Edna and Bright Eyes to everyone. Thank you so much.

“She is so proud of her new ability to control her eyes!”

GH was an 8 year old girl who, from infancy, had a wandering eye. Though it did not bother her, her vision started to deteriorate rapidly in first grade. She was diagnosed with Exotropia and Accommodative Insufficiency

After vision therapy, her mother said, “This was a wonderful experience. She is so proud of her new ability to control her eyes! This has been a wonderful “all by herself” accomplishment, and the fact that she has been solely responsible for her success has been great for her self-confidence.

“I can drive again.”

TG was a 37 year old woman who had double vision which caused severe anxiety while driving. She was unable to do any highway driving and limited city driving. She had to stop reading, which was one of her favorite things to do, and her visual problems began to affect her duties at her job. At her exam she was diagnosed with Convergence Insufficiency and Accommodative Infacility.

These issues were resolved through vision therapy. As TG said, “I can drive again, work is easier for me, and I enjoy reading again. Also, my anxiety level has gone way down.”

See the video that TG created to share her enthusiasm for vision therapy!

Does your child struggle with school work? Do they have poor attention or difficulty with reading comprehension? Call us at 813-792-0637 to find out if they have a hidden visual problem.

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