ADHD & Vision Stories

If a person has a visual problem affecting their ability to use their eyes together as a team, as in Convergence Insufficiency, they may show signs of inattention similar to that of ADHD. The complexity of getting the eyes to work together is too distracting for the individual to concentrate for any length of time during a near point activity like reading, classroom work or homework.

Reese C.

Reese C.

Reese's Mom Says: This is a great program and highly recommend it. The Drs. & therapists were truly caring and couldn't have done a better job. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Ella G

Ella G

Mom says: "Ella was diagnosed with ADD and everyone just wanted to medicate her. We received a full diagnosis from Dr. Vicky and went straight to work. Ella no longer has daily vision headaches, she is reading chapter books independently and no long skips lines or...

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Hayden M.

Hayden M.

Mom:  "Hayden started wearing glasses in preschool and diagnosed with ADHD in first grade.  The testing with the ADHD clinic indicated Hayden's verbal IQ was 30 points higher that his visual IQ!  We took him to our eye doctor and a pediatric optometrist but neither...

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Sadie T.

Sadie T.

Mom: "She was in Title 1 Reading/Math.  She appeared to have the symptoms of ADHD because she could not concentrate, sit still, focus, or complete anything she started without an adult over the top of her.  She struggled to complete even a one-step task...

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Thomas K.

Thomas K.

Mom: "For the past three years Thomas has struggled in school and would often complain of headaches. He had a hard time with reading comprehension and would really struggle with getting his homework completed. After 8 months of therapy with Kim, his headaches are now...

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Sam B.

Sam B.

Mom: "Vision therapy has helped our son in so many unexpected ways. A year ago I would never have guessed what vision therapy could do for his self-confidence, his mood, his behavior, his athletic performance/coordination." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Grace W.

Grace W.

Mom: "Grace hated school in kindergarten. I have never heard of a child not loving kindergarten. Her teacher would tell me of angry outburst and fighting."  Now: "Grace loves first grade. She started below her grade level in reading and ended first grade at about a...

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Steven M.

Steven M.

Mom had this to say: "I was very worried about Steven starting middle school, but because of VT I think this has been his best year yet." "I wish someone would have recommended VT in first grade instead of the ADHD medications." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Alex M.

Alex M.

Mom: "Once Heartland ran the test and they were able to show me howe Alex struggled to read, 'Mom Guilt' kicked in and I started to cry. I couldn't believe he had been struggling like that and I had no idea." Alex: "After a few weeks of therapy my headaches were gone....

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Christian S.

Christian S.

Mom had this to say: "We found out that a lot of his ADHD symptoms are commonly misdiagnosed vision issues." "Christian's inability to focus and struggles with reading were because it physically hurt his eyes to try and focus in on what he was seeing, so he'd...

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Drew W.

Drew W.

Mom had this to say: "He kept to himself at recess and hardly spoke to anyone. He rarely made eye contact when talking to someone or when someone talked to him. Dr. Vicky was key in turning Drew around in these areas." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, including but not limited to Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Sioux City, IA, South Sioux City, NE, Norfolk, NE and surrounding towns. Call us at (402) 493-6500

9900 Nicholas Street, Suite 250
Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: (402)493-6500
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