Amblyopia / Lazy Eye – No Patches, No Drops

At Wow Vision Therapy, we provide our patients with the most advanced patch-free treatment for Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) and age is not a barrier to success. If you or your child has amblyopia and you’ve been told the only treatment is an eye patch or “drops”, there is a better treatment approach that does not require patching or eye drops, is faster and has better outcomes. You can learn more about this safe and effective way to treat Amblyopia by checking out the Amblyopia Project, a VisionHelp Initiative, at Wow Vision Therapy is located in St. Joseph and Grand Rapids, Michigan. For information on how to schedule an evaluation, visit our website at

Success Story: Improvement in Ability to See in 3D and Coordination

Chloe was born with cataracts in both eyes which caused poor vision.  She had surgery to remove them in one eye, but this did not improve her vision.  We were told by her doctor that nothing more could be done. Since she was older, they thought her brain could not be taught to interpret what […]

Concentration and Ability to Stay Focused Have Significantly Improved

Jack has always excelled academically, but his standardized test scores for reading comprehension have never been at the level we knew he was capable of. His teachers over the years were never too concerned, as he excelled in the classroom and in other subjects, but a casual conversation with a friend who is a pediatric […]

Abigail enjoys reading again and focuses better in school!

When I was younger I used to love school and reading, but when I was in third grade things started to get tough. Last summer I discovered a problem and it was my eyes. My grades were going down, my reading level wasn’t that great, and I had headaches when I had to read. When […]

Asa enjoys activities he had previously avoided!

At what I thought would be a routine annual eye exam, Asa was diagnosed with Convergence Insufficiency. His optometrist explained that not all doctors screened for this in a routine exam, but she knew the importance of doing so and the ramifications when it goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. It wasn’t until she was in […]

Improved Handwriting, Reading, Comprehension and Sports

While in 1st grade, I noticed Raegan was a much slower reader than the other children her age, and she would frequently leave out small words such as: and, a, the. During the summer I took her to see the optometrist. She prescribed glasses, and was told that she had Convergence Insufficiency. The doctor recommended […]

Teacher Reported Great Gains

Robert initially was thought to have acuity issues at his well-child exam. He was then referred to an Optometrist, who then diagnosed him with Convergence Insufficiency. He could see 20/20. He had always struggled to read at grade level. He was always border line for intervention, making it even more difficult. His reading difficulties affected […]

Vision Impacts Several Areas of Life.

Vision therapy has improved Sydney’s functioning in five areas: driving, sports, penmanship, reading in the car, and remembering the location of items. Four-way stops and busy parking lots were difficult situations for Sydney. She did not seem to “take in the whole picture” quickly enough and needed extra time to make her decisions. Since her […]

Correcting Wandering Eye with Vision Therapy

“I will never take it for granted when my son looks me in the eyes with both his eyes at the same time.” Our son Steven came to live with us when he was 11 months old after having been removed from a bad home environment.  He had a bald spot on the back of […]

Dr. Suess and the Wibbly-Wobbly Words

On March 2nd, the nation celebrated the birthday of the one and only Dr. Suess.  Teachers across the country honored the beloved children’s author by reading his works in classrooms, and hosting activities and exercises to promote reading at any age, in any way.  With his nonsense rhymes, invented words and colorful imagery, Dr. Suess […]

Near-Double Vision: Understanding Why Your Child Struggles

When a child struggles in school, the biggest question for a parent to answer is “why?”  While setting up study plans and establishing goals can be effective, many parents discover that their child’s avoidance behaviors cannot simply be corrected by rules and expectations.  The child is frustrated with reading, and grades continue to drop, despite […]

ADD: Treating the Cause, not the Symptoms

Over the past several decades, ADD and ADHD have become some of the most common behavioral labels of our children today. In 2011, the CDC reported that approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million in the US) have been diagnosed with ADHD. But how often do we stop and think about the […]

Treating Amblyopia with 3-D Virtual Reality

Imagine the day when there will be effective “no eye-patch” treatment for adults as well as children with amblyopia? In this video you will see that day is NOW at Wow Vision Therapy. Amblyopia, otherwise coined “lazy eye” is a serious vision disorder that impacts the lives of millions of children and adults. New research […]

The Impact of Concussion on Vision…the latest video from VisionHelp

The Impact of Concussion on Vision is the latest installment  from the VisionHelp Group that brings together leading experts in vision development and rehabilitation along with the personal side of this issue because a young woman, Abby, tells her story about life after a concussion. For Abby it was just another day riding in the […]

Specialized treatment comes to Grand Rapids for children who struggle from vision and learning problems

One in 12 children struggle with serious vision problems that cause reading and learning problems yet those same children will pass the standard vision tests. Collin is one of these children who endured the struggle with frustration and lowself-esteem, but with his office-based optometric vision therapy treatment he has blossomed with new abilities and confidence! Wow […]

Vision and Learning – What every parent should know

A brand new and uniquely informative video from some of the leading US experts in the field of developmental vision who speak about the human brain and how vision problems can lead to reading and learning problems. This video also features one of Wow Vision Therapy’s patients, Reece and her father David who tells her […]

The Visual Consequences of when a Mild Concussion becomes a Severe Brain Injury.

Too many patients who have a “mild concussion” exacerbate into a more severe brain injury, resulting in severe visual problems, often weeks and months after the injury. To emphasize this serious public health issue, The Colloege of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has proclaimed March as Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Speaking directly on this subject, […]

A young girl’s life of frustration when misdiagnosed with ADD

Frustrating? Yes. Upsetting? Of course! When a bright young lady has struggled for years at school, only to be assumed she had ADD. And just because her teacher suggested her behavior was probably ADD does not mean her teacher was at fault. Her behavior did look like ADD! But that is where the problem lies, […]

Advanced Amblyopia Treatment at Michigan College of Optometry

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) affects 1 in 30 children worldwide! In this short video take a look at Clinical Professor, Dr. Dan Fortenbacher as he lectured to the students and faculty at Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) on July 26, 2013. Dr. Fortenbacher and Wow Vision Therapy resident, Dr. Edwards, presented on the pitfalls of occlusion […]

Jayce’s Story…from struggle to confidence

Jayce’s Story…Hear from a young boy’s mother how vision therapy gave him a new outlook on reading and learning. Like so many children, when struggle turns to ease and success the emotional outcome is confidence! Too many children fight a senseless struggle with vision problems that affect reading and learning. If you agree we hope […]

Wow Vision Therapy: Using Skype to Treat Patients Long-Distance

Using Skype to help a long distance patient have access to care is an emerging new technology at Wow Vision Therapy. In this short video, we show our patient James and his parents, Joel and Gina, and their 700 mile journey of success as James completes his Skype vision therapy treatment. — at Wow Vision […]