Today Rick is a happy 10 year old boy. But, a few years ago he was a very troubled, struggling student. “He tried everything to avoid schoolwork, even hiding under his desk or tables,” his mother shared.
“We wondered if his learning problems were because English wasn’t his first language. We spoke Spanish to him at home,” she said. But, Rick’s learning problems were not a result of a language issue, receptive-expressive disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder, all of which were originally diagnosed by doctors.
Rick actually has refractive amblyopia, the suppression of binocular vision and oculomotor dysfunction. Now, thanks to vision therapy, Rick, a 4th grader, is doing well in school and his self-confidence has grown. He enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and likes science enrichment classes in chemistry.
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.