Correcting Wandering Eye with Vision Therapy

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“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 his head where he had been left alone for extended periods of time to stare at a white ceiling.  Consequently, his eyes were not trained to work together, to focus on objects, or to distinguish colors and dimensions. His left eye very prominently turned outward.

We had taken Steven to two different pediatric ophthalmologists.  He wore glasses since he was 18 months old.  For two years, we tried different prescriptions, patching and dilating drops to correct his wandering eye.  We were beginning to discuss surgical options, but I was not comfortable with eye surgery on a 3 year old.

Thank God we were told about Wow Vision Therapy! At the initial consultation, it was amazing to learn what all our eyes do to function properly, and what happens when they don’t.  It all made so much sense!  In July, Steven started vision therapy with Miss Krystal.

I distinctly remember in September looking at a picture of Steven someone else had taken.  It was the first picture of him I had ever seen where BOTH EYES were looking directly at the camera!  I will always cherish that picture as the “turning point” in our journey.  Steven now has full functions of both eyes and can use them together.

Thank you so much, Miss Krystal, for your skill and patience working with our son Steven.  It hasn’t been an easy road with a very active 4 year old, but the progress has been wonderful to see.  I will never take it for granted when my son looks me in the eyes with both his eyes at the same time. 

~Hillary

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