Vision therapy is not only for children. Current research shows that adults still have neuroplasticity abilities and can retrain their brain to correct vision dysfunctions. In fact, adults tend to have better treatment outcomes because they are highly motivated during therapy. Below, Jon explains his vision therapy journey and the successful outcomes he experienced from vision therapy.
My WOW reaction…
I came to Wow Vision Therapy after being referred by my doctor at Rx Optical. I had been dealing with years of eye strain while working at the computer which is pretty much all I do with my job as a Systems Administrator. I could only work a few hours and then unable to look at the screen, my quality of work was going downhill. I was riddled with eye strain, headaches, and fatigue.
I had been using a prism in my glasses for a couple of years, and it would help for a few months and then my symptoms would start up again. Each time, I would get a little more prism to help, but it never seemed to get better.
After watching some videos on the website and meeting with Dr. Forenbacher, it was very clear to me that he understood my condition and could help. What they labeled as Hypertropia is what I was dealing with all the time. Basically, one eye is turned a bit higher than the other and was causing me to see double.
I got started back in August of 2018 with Connie as my therapist. Connie has been very patient with me and probably had to roll her eyes too many times while working with me, but I’m glad she got through it. 🙂
It was fun coming to play all the games and activities that were planned out for me each time. Some more challenging than others, but I understood that each one of them was there to help me get better. If I had to pick one activity I liked most, it would be working with the 3D glasses at the computer doing the Jump Duction. My least favorite would be this crazy card game that I’m so thankful she never mentioned again. Lol
Something I really appreciated was the way the activities would be customized to my situation. They would come up with new activities to experiment with just to see if it helped. I think one thing that really helped was being able to use the stick prism on my own. I would keep it at my desk and I would do little exercises to make it easier and then push the limits the other way.
Now that I’m at the end of therapy, I’m happy to say that I no longer require a prism. My symptoms no longer bother me, and if they ever do come back, I know how to deal with them better.
I can’t believe it only took 7 months. Finally relief after all of these years!
Thank you to everyone that has been there to help on my journey- Connie, Dr. Jamie, Mary, Cheryl, Monica, Paula, Krystal and yes, even Amanda. I couldn’t have done it without your help.
Forgive the pun, but all I can say now is WOW.
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