When a child struggles with double vision, many aspects of learning and play are affected. Things, like reading or catching a ball, are very challenging. This especially was the case for young Lily.
At ten years old, Lily had a tough time in school. As she put it, “Double vision is hard to learn with…”. After seeing their child struggle visually, Lily’s parents found Wow Vision Therapy, and shortly after, they scheduled an appointment with the Grand Rapids team.
After her initial evaluation with Dr. Alyssa Bartolini, O.D., FCOVD, Lily and her parents learned that she struggled with a vision condition knowns as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a vision condition that causes difficulty or inability to effectively converge or align both eyes together to perform near oriented visual tasks, like reading, writing, or computer work. This condition directly affects the ability to read, focus, and process information correctly.
However, shortly after learning about Lily’s diagnosis, they began Vision Therapy – a rehabilitative program, prescribed to treat developmental and/or neurologically induced dysfunctions of the visual system.
While at Vision Therapy, Lily described Wow Vision Therapy as her “happy place.” She went on to say, ” I love Wow Vision Therapy because I spent time with my favorite people. I got to play games and work my eyes and see the doctors…When I walked in, I loved to see other kids working their eyes too.”
After working with Lauren, one of the Certified Optometric Vision Therapist at Wow Vision Therapy, Lily is happy to report that, “Vision therapy has helped me overcome my double vision!”
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