Does Vision Therapy really work?

Christy - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6yrs old and has been wearing glasses since she was 4yrs. Her vision has only gotten worse over the years to where her vision is no worse then mine ( (I have really bad vision). I have asked other Drs in the past about her having a lazy eye and I was told no. When we moved to OK this past year I took her to a new eye Dr witch told me she had doubble lazy eyes and with out vision therapy her vision would only get worse. My insurane does not cover the vision therapy. Has any one had any success with vision therapy?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/05/2013

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Yes, vision therapy does work. I'd be blind otherwise.

Dr. Sue Lowe. World renowned vision therapist. She's located in Laramie, Wyoming, but is known to travel. She also has colleagues that would possibly be closer to your area.

I suggest checking them out.

I started wearing glasses in 3rd grade. By 6th grade was considered legally blind. Dr. Lowe started practicing here that year, and thank God she did! With her therapeutic techniques, she was able to get my deterioration slowed down and almost completely stopped, and actually I recovered some of my vision.

My vision is far from perfect, but I can see. Yes, I need correction, but it is not rapidly changing, nor is it a danger of losing my vision entirely any more.

Best of luck!

Tennille - posted on 04/05/2013

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I highly recommend reading the book Jillian's Story. Yes vision therapy does really work. I have over 10 years of experience doing vision therapy so feel free to ask me questions :) Many people forget that vision is learned just like our speech and body coordination. If a person has poor visual acuities that can be improved. If a person has poor binocular vision (eye teaming), tracking skills, focusing abilities, understanding visual information, etc. those can all be developed. I believe that Dr. Maples is in OK, you can check out websites like www.moorevisionskills.info, (that's my website), www.jilliansstory.com, http://pinterest.com/moorevision/,http://www.visiontherapystories.org/, www.covd.org
For myself, vision therapy changed my life. I grew up with double vision and really struggled in school. I had poor body coordination and really struggled with everything. I did not do vision therapy until I was 23 for your daughter the sooner she builds and efficient visual system the better. Amblyopia is harder to treat with age (it can be done just not as good results). Over 20 visual skills are needed in the classroom and if she isn't seeing correctly then her classroom performance will be inhibited. Let me know if you have any questions!

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