Before a patient begins vision therapy in our office, they complete a Goals Sheet that helps to articulate and prioritize what issues they hope to resolve through vision therapy. Upon completion of their vision therapy program, we ask the patient to comment on how well their goals were met. These survey forms become the basis for our Success Stories.
With the family’s permission, we share these personal journeys so that other patients can benefit from these experiences and knowledge. Thankfully, the vast majority of comments are positive, but we share everything.
It is fine when a parent writes that despite making progress, there are further changes they anticipate seeing. We also follow up one year after therapy, as a patient needs time to consolidate some of the changes made before the full new skill transfer to school and outside life is complete.
Success stories are also the basis for newsletters items that we share with families who have completed vision therapy, as well as referral sources. The most powerful messages about what we accomplish come not from us, but you – our patients.
Kids (and their Parents)
Adult Success Stories
Developments in video technology have made it more efficient to obtain chairside video success stories from patients. The most compelling stories are those told by patients when they are reflecting on how much has been accomplished while we are conducting vision therapy progress evaluations. These YouTube videos may also appear on our facebook page.
Click on the links below the video window then push play to hear their stories.
Success stories told by our vision therapy patients.
Success stories told by our vision therapy patients
Adoran was five years-old in the Fall of 2008 when his primary care optometric physician completed a referral form to our office. On the form, she indicated that Adoran was classified as learning disabled, and that his school indicated he had visual processing problems that might benefit from optometric vision therapy.
The Press Box, a regular feature of our newsletters, is based on the success stories told by our vision therapy patients.
Julia, one of our teenage vision therapy patients, wrote an essay so powerful that we are simply reproducing it in its entirety here.
“For as long as I can remember, school has always been a challenge for me. Although my grades prove otherwise, I’ve always had a tough time staying focused and engaged. After reading one sentence in a book, I’m ready to throw it against the wall and call it quits. In first grade, I could read at an eighth grade level, but no one understood how challenging it was for me. All my life I thought everybody felt that pain while doing close-up work. I thought it was normal for words to ‘move’ and for lines to merge together.”
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Jonathan Nitti is simply an amazing kid. He is extremely bright and out of the box, but I’d likely have to explain that expression to him. As an individual with Asperger’s he tends to be literal and not grasp metaphors easily. Through the six months that he has been in weekly office vision therapy, he has been a delight to have as a patient. His mother, Dr. Gabrielle Nitti, is one of the most outstanding optometrists I have encountered among our many sharp colleagues in New Jersey.