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Meet our Vision Therapy Graduate: Ashley


Initial Concerns:

  • Convergence insufficiency

  • Double vision

  • Blurry vision at near

  • Eye fatigue

  • Skipping lines

  • Difficulty focusing


Weeks of Therapy: 24 weeks


How are they doing now:

Meet Ashley, a bright and determined young girl who faced daily challenges due to convergence insufficiency, double vision, and difficulty tracking objects. These vision issues not only impacted her academic performance but also affected her daily activities. However, Ashley's story took a remarkable turn when she embarked on a 24-week vision therapy journey, leading to astonishing results and a life transformation.


Convergence insufficiency is a common vision disorder characterized by the eyes' inability to work together when focusing on nearby objects. This condition often leads to double vision, eye strain, headaches, and difficulty concentrating, particularly during reading and other close-up tasks. For Ashley, these symptoms were more than just inconveniences; they significantly hindered her ability to learn and engage with the world around her.


Ashley struggled in school from an early age and often experienced frustration during reading assignments. She would frequently lose her place while reading, skip lines of text, and struggle to focus. Additionally, she found it challenging to participate in activities that required hand-eye coordination, such as sports and playing musical instruments. These difficulties affected her self-esteem and confidence, leaving her discouraged and isolated.


After years of struggling with her vision issues, Ashley and her family sought the expertise of a developmental optometrist who specialized in vision therapy. Upon evaluation, it was determined that Ashley had convergence insufficiency and difficulties in binocular vision and tracking. The optometrist recommended a personalized vision therapy program to address Ashley's needs and challenges.


Ashley embarked on her vision therapy journey with determination and enthusiasm, knowing that this was her opportunity to overcome the obstacles that had held her back for so long. Over the course of 24 weeks, she diligently attended her vision therapy sessions, which included a variety of exercises and activities designed to strengthen her eye muscles, improve coordination, and enhance visual processing skills.


Ashley began noticing subtle improvements in her vision and overall comfort as the weeks progressed. The double vision she had experienced for years started to diminish, and she found it easier to maintain focus and track objects smoothly. With each milestone achieved, Ashley's confidence grew, spurring her on to continue with her therapy regimen.

By the end of the 24-week program, Ashley's hard work and dedication had paid off in ways she never imagined possible. Not only had her convergence insufficiency been resolved, but her double vision was virtually nonexistent, and her tracking abilities had improved significantly. The transformation was evident in Ashley's improved academic performance and newfound joy and confidence in navigating the world around her.


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