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So far Annie Harmon has created 11 blog entries.

6 Things I Learned from Vision Therapy. Or, Why I No Longer Take Walking for Granted.

2020-09-30T14:28:31+00:00September 30th, 2020|TBI/Concussion Success Stories, Vision Therapy Success Stories|

Just to warn you right from the beginning: This is not a happy, smiley article about how great vision therapy was for me. The end result was great, but therapy was tough, frustrating, and exhausting. And some days, it felt pointless. I was in tears after every appointment the first couple months. I didn't want to go, especially since I had to take Lyft or ask a friend to drive me. (I couldn't drive, because a bad concussion had left [...]

Crossed eyes/lazy eyes/post surgery-2nd grader struggles in school

2020-09-30T14:29:37+00:00September 30th, 2020|Vision Therapy Success Stories|

Joey had 3 eye muscle surgeries for esotropia (crossed-eyes), patching for amblyopia (lazy eye) and wore bifocal glasses for farsightedness.  His ophthalmologist told his parents that his eyes were “fairly” straight and that Joey didn’t need any more vision treatment. Joey’s teacher referred him for vision therapy due to his struggles with reading and writing.  Joey had additional vision processing and motor skills that were also interfering in his overall performance. After 6 months of vision therapy, Joey was [...]

Reading & Anxiety-6 year old

2020-09-30T14:28:41+00:00September 30th, 2020|Vision Therapy Success Stories|

Vision therapy has been life changing for Lindsay. After starting kindergarten, Lindsay started exhibiting signs of great anxiety. She didn’t want to go to school, she avoid visual activities and came home absolutely exhausted. Reading did not “click” as it could have and Lindsay became very frustrated. She knew she should be doing better. After starting vision therapy, Lindsay’s entire demeanor changed. Her anxiety melted away an she became a happier little girl. Her reading abilities exploded extremely quickly and [...]

Poor Speller

2020-09-30T14:27:02+00:00September 30th, 2020|Vision Therapy Success Stories|

“The changes I have noticed since I started vision therapy are many.  First, I have much neater handwriting.  Now I can tell my left from my right.  My cursive is a lot better.  Now, thanks to spelling letter visualization, my memory and ability to take a mind picture have improved.  My eye-hand coordination is superb!  Vision therapy has very much helped me.”  Written by the 10 year old patient.

Adult athlete (still want to be!)

2020-09-30T14:26:07+00:00September 30th, 2020|Vision Therapy Success Stories|

“At the age of 62, I suddenly found it impossible to track a softball as I was ready to catch.  After 2 months of sports vision therapy, I attended the CO Rockies Fantasy Camp.  As the second oldest person attending, I batted .333 and had no fielding errors.  Most importantly, I had the time of my life.  Thank you for making it possible!”

Autism

2020-09-30T14:25:27+00:00September 30th, 2020|Vision Therapy Success Stories|

6 year old diagnosed with Autism. He just received his new farsighted glasses. “Before the glasses, Ethan had a difficult time looking right at us, avoiding eye contact.  He is looking much more, interested in what we are doing and interacting with us… He has had horse therapy, but after receiving his glasses, he asked to get got off his horse, pointed to a tree, went up to touch it and acted like he never has seen it before… [...]

Gifted with Learning Disabilities

2020-09-30T14:24:49+00:00September 30th, 2020|Vision Therapy Success Stories|

“We are extremely thankful for the referral to Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center.  We are already seeing the results of her vision therapy at home, school, ballet, and piano.  Her vision therapy has allowed her to participate fully in gym class, which she hasn’t done since pre-school and she is now in 2nd grade. She told me that reading is easier now and she isn’t skipping words, and she is now devouring books.  We can’t keep enough books in [...]

Confidence in Abilities Has Soared

2020-09-16T22:58:17+00:00September 16th, 2020|Vision Therapy, Vision Therapy Success Stories|

“My son now reads more quickly and fluently. He went from a child who dreaded reading assignments to one that has a favorite book that he reads just for fun. Work at school and at home does not take as long and therefore he is able to do many other activities. His report card assessment went from being below grade level in some reading and writing areas in 2nd grade to being to straight A’s in all subjects in [...]

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