Convergence Insufficiency Stories

Convergence Insufficiency is the most common binocular (eye teaming) dysfunction in which the individual lacks the ability to sustain focus on a near target. People with Convergence Insufficiency frequently experience one or more of the following issues when reading: headaches, intermittent double vision, words running together or doubling up, poor reading comprehension, and avoidance of near work.

Aiden S.

Aiden S.

Mom Says: "Aiden continued to improve and passed 3rd grade which we were not sure was going to happen at the beginning of the school year. Aiden now will sit down and read to his niece without being asked or forced. All of the hard work is worth it in the end. We are...

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Mallory W.

Mallory W.

Mom Says: "In January when we started therapy, Mally had headaches ever night, red eyes after reading, and a short fuse after doing homework or reading. We started seeing a difference in the headaches after about a month and now they are completely gone. Her eyes are...

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Megan C.

Megan C.

Mom Says: "Homework no longer frustrates her like it used to. Testing as school is easier. Dr. Bolin is kind and thorough. Kari is an awesome vision therapist and always made the hard work fun." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Charlie B.

Charlie B.

Mom Says: "Vision Therapy has helped Charlie in so many ways. What I thought was going to be just helping Charlie’s double vision turned into helping Charlie with so many life skills. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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SunHui S.

SunHui S.

SunHui says: "My love for reading is back in full force and I'm not having the symptoms I had previously." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Leah H.

Leah H.

Leah says: "After doing vision therapy I can read a lot faster and I have no double vision and words don't move around on the page. I am very glad I did vision therapy." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Ben M.

Ben M.

Ben says: "For just about as long as I can remember I have had double vision...While reading, I would get headaches after as soon as five minutes and it made reading miserable for me. I started vision therapy and now that school has started I notice a tremendous...

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Lizzy K.

Lizzy K.

Mom: "For well over a year, Lizzie would complain of daily headaches." "Turns out, she had Convergence insufficiency which in fact, would bring on headaches and eye strain. Her words that she would read in a book would float and jump around ~ and to her this was...

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Arielle R.

Arielle R.

Mom: "Eight months after our weekly therapy began, not only was her progress astonishing, but all of Dr. Will's goals were met, all of our goals were met, and we are absolutely thrilled that in 8 months, we accomplished more than we had in the previous 3 years with...

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Hannah G.

Hannah G.

Hannah:  "I have noticed a difference in school as well as reading on my own.  I NEVER used to read or enjoy going to school."  "I have noticed a change in my reading skills/handwriting/memory.  I was so close to giving up in school and not trying because it was so...

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Camryn R.

Camryn R.

Mom: "Camryn would bring home daily decodable books from school. We would read those 5-6 times and it never got easier the more we read them. She would struggle with a word on page 1 and if that same word was on page 3 it was as if she had never seen the word before....

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Nate D

Nate D

Mom:  "Nate's progress was simply amazing. He went from being a kid who disliked and struggled in school to a kid who enjoys learning again.  His confidence has skyrocketed and he even enjoys some sports." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Michael W

Michael W

Mom: "His ability to not only read, but to keep his place, not repeat words, and not suffer from double vision are a result of all the hard work that everyone, including Michael put in. The dedicated staff at Heartland Eye Consultants were great to work with."...

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Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Mom: "Spencer and I were doing a phonics program and he did great while learning individual letter sounds. However, when we moved to actual reading, Spencer started getting fidgety and acting up." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Kiley B.

Kiley B.

Mom: "She had a lower than low desire to read anything for pleasure. If she did she could only do it for a short time before getting a headache or becoming cranky. Over the course of vision therapy, we have seen a vast change in her desire to read and her headaches....

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Cassidee S.

Cassidee S.

Mom After Therapy: "It was estimated that Cassidee may need 6-9 months of vision therapy, but after lots of hard work and determination, she was done in 3 1/2 months. Vision Therapy was worth it because she doesn't get headaches anymore and is officially out of...

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Lauren J

Lauren J

Mom: "Sometimes I just break down and cry because my husband and I had no clue that my daughter had vision problems. She passed school screening eye exams. Now she no longer suffers from headaches or blurry vision. She now loves to read independently, in fact we often...

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Dylan B.

Dylan B.

Mom: "After seeing Dr. Herbolsheimer he told us that glasses would be a "Band-Aide fix" to Dylan's problem." Dylan was referred to Dr. Vicky and had this to say: "I use to get headaches all the time. A 15 minute worksheet would take 30 minutes.  Now I don't get...

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Walker S.

Walker S.

Mom had this to say: "The one thing we did notice was that he would turn his head and watch television out of the corners of his eyes." "We praise God for using that to get us to Dr. Vicky!" Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Morgan T

Morgan T

Mom:  "She was very frustrated, had low self-esteem and just not that Morgan we knew. Dr. Vicky gave us an answer and hope. We diligently did therapy 6 days a week, Morgan was so ready to get started and stayed focused every day.  It has been 2 1/2 months and Morgan...

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Makenna C

Makenna C

Mom: "As Makenna has gone through 1st grade while completing her therapy, we have discovered a more confident girl who now enjoys learning and reading at school!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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