Success Stories

Jack | Age 8

Symptoms

Jack was a 3rd grader originally seen for difficulties reading and writing.  He was a reluctant reader who often skipped words or whole lines.

Exam

We found him to have poor voluntary control of his tracking eye movements, which were often inaccurate and relied on the large muscles of the neck rather than the fine ocular muscles.

Jack also had a tendency for his eyes to turn outward when reading, weak convergence, and poor focusing and visual stamina.

Therapy

Jack completed 10 weeks of home-based vision therapy training his tracking, convergence, visual stamina, and focusing abilities.

Results

By the end of training, he had improved his reading efficiency to that of an 8th grader, reading 200 words per minute!  His visual skills were all at an age-appropriate level.