Martin, aged 17

Martin had gone to an ophthalmologist numerous times growing up and he had never been diagnosed with a vision problem.

His mother said, “I guess Martin slipped through the cracks because of his limited communication skills.” By the age of 17, Martin was still unable to sound out words or read above a Kindergarten level. In 2012, after a Special Olympics screening detected some issues, Martin saw his OD for a comprehensive vision assessment and then vision therapy.

Important Notice
The case studies presented here are drawn from medical records and responses from real patients treated by qualified and experienced optometrists. The names of the people concerned have been changed to preserve privacy. The names of the optometrists providing treatment have not been included to comply with advertising guidelines.

The results shown are real, but are individual to the people concerned, and are for general information only. They should not be taken to imply or to claim that similar results will be obtained in any other case. Anyone with a vision problem is recommended to located their nearest ACBO Member and obtain a professional examination and individually considered treatment plan.

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