Headache Stories

The causes of headaches are many. However, if headaches can be connected to use of the eyes for near activities like reading or computer work, the first thing to think about is a vision disorder. With decreased convergence (ability to pull the eyes toward each other) while reading, a person must work harder than usual to eliminate blurred vision or doubling of words. This extra effort may cause eyestrain. Persistent eyestrain may develop into headaches, especially around the eyes and the brow. Headaches are a common symptom of Convergence Insufficiency.

Jaxson C.

Jaxson C.

Jaxson Says: "I no longer suffer from double vision and my daily headaches." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Grace L.

Grace L.

Mom Says: "She doesn’t get as many headaches, and she completes homework faster. Importantly, vision therapy has improved her self-confidence. She is no longer worried about her eyes every day." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Keegan M.

Keegan M.

Mom Says: "Keegan is our second child to go through vision therapy and I would tell ay parent that it is more than worth it." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Madeline S.

Madeline S.

Madeline Says: “After my 9-hour shifts working on a computer I feel no eye strain or any other eye-related symptoms. Vision therapy has truly transformed my life!” Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Teresa J.

Teresa J.

Mom Says: "Teresa’s goals were met and her overall confidence in school and learning has improved. She has more stamina and willingness to complete tasks in all subject areas. Vision therapy rocks!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Peggy T.

Peggy T.

Peggy says: "Words can't express my gratitude to this highly specialized staff." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Bryce O.

Bryce O.

Mom says: "We began vision therapy in March and by September of the same year our son reports words no longer jump around, he no longer sees double, and he loves chapter books!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Carley S.

Carley S.

Carley Says: "Vision therapy has helped me achieve my goals of actually enjoying to read and have no headaches that used to come along with it." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Sabrina G.

Sabrina G.

Sabrina Says: "Before I started vision therapy, I always had headaches or double vision; I would walk into walls, tabes and chairs….Now I don’t get headaches or double vision, I don’t walk into or trip on stable objects. I drive better and spend less time...

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Austin K.

Austin K.

Mom says: "After a few months of therapy, his teachers started to tell us about improvements they were seeing in school. He was reading more words per minutes, his test scores were improving and he was becoming more engaged during class." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Matthew L.

Matthew L.

Matthew Says: "I am glad I did vision therapy. It was hard but I can read and write better." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Jacey F.

Jacey F.

Mom Says: "Jacey started wearing contacts at age 7 and began vision therapy at age 9. She has learned to ride her bike, can now hit a ball, has less vision headaches and is reading above grade level." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Chloe H.

Chloe H.

Chloe says: "Vision therapy has helped me be better in math and reading, especially reading. It also helps me with focusing." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Lucy S.

Lucy S.

Lucy says: "My reading is better and so is my math I don't get headaches anymore, and I only get carsick on occasion. And I owe it all to Dr. Will and my therapist Kelsey." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Rylie H.

Rylie H.

Rylie Says: I noticed, I started having no double vision and it was easier for me to read. Also, I can play my favorite sport softball by being able to hit the ball. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Lauren F.

Lauren F.

Lauren's Parents Say: "Laurens hard work paid off and she's graduating early! We will always be so thankful for Dr. Will and Kari for helping Lauren." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Emily S.

Emily S.

Emily's Mom says: "I am proud of Emily and all that she has accomplished. I see great things in Emily's future." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Alaina S.

Alaina S.

Alaina's Parents say "We are so happy we found this program and I would recommend this program to anyone & everyone with vision issues and/or migraines." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Rachel H.

Rachel H.

Rachel says: "After several months of work, I feel that I am in the perfect position to be a good student and future physical therapy without any suffering." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Alyssa Z

Alyssa Z

Alyssa improved on her letter reversals and playing catch at softball. By the end she could see that her hard word had paid off and she believed therapy was worth it. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Garrett D

Garrett D

Mom says: "Thank you to all of the amazing people at Heartland!!! You have made traveling the distance to Omaha so much easier by being so great for us to work with....Garrett’s been able to relate to real-life situations and daily activities he enjoys!" Heartland Eye...

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Charlie D

Charlie D

Mom Says: "In less than six months, not only did Charlie stop experiencing daily vision headaches, but she also was able to say goodbye to her glasses." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Rachel D

Rachel D

Rachel Says: "Vision therapy helped me in order to read, focus, and see. It helped me read because earlier when I read a book the words would fly everywhere." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Isabelle F.

Isabelle F.

Isabelle says: "Reading in the car used to give me really bad headaches and nausea. But after vision therapy it has never given me any problems! And I used to get headaches everyday, but now I rarely have any. I am very grateful for my therapist, doctor, and everyone...

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Nathan V.

Nathan V.

Mom says: "Vision therapy has gotten rid of Nathan's headaches and he has an easier time tracking visually. It has helped him with his self-control and helped him develop a better sense of responsibility. Even when he doesn’t want to do the homework, he could tell...

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Peyton A

Peyton A

Peyton says: "Before vision therapy, I could not read or see very well and I also had a lot of headaches. But now all that stuff is gone thanks to Dr. Will and Mrs. Kim. I no longer get headaches because of my eyes. I can see the board better." Heartland Eye...

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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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Grace D

Grace D

Mom Says: "I really became aware of how much Grace was struggling with school when her younger sister started school and I could see how much more time it took Grace to complete the same amount of work. Now that we've finished therapy she is doing much better in...

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Auzlyn A

Auzlyn A

Mom says: "Auzlyn was so excited to start therapy since she had seen her brother’s success. Despite her frustration she did try her hardest and within a few weeks her symptoms were disappearing. Today she is symptom FREE! She did amazing and AGAIN we are beyond...

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Abbygail D

Abbygail D

Mom says: "Before [vision therapy], Abby struggled with letters and words bouncing and blurring on the page, lost her place easily, became fatigued to the point of falling asleep after reading for 5 minutes, was frustrated easily at home at night because she was...

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Bryce V

Bryce V

Mom says: "Bryce and I worked 5 days a week for up to an hour each day doing his therapy work. We drove an hour each way for appointments. There were days neither of us wanted to do it. But - it was ALL WORTH IT. Not only is Bryce doing better reading but the whole...

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Breanna B

Breanna B

Breanna says: "I recommend vision therapy to everyone, even if you don’t think anything is wrong with your eyes. It not only solves your eye problems it also give you a better understanding of why your eyes do what they do. Knowing how your eyes work, you are able to...

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Braydon D

Braydon D

Mom says: "Our son has always been internally motivated and strives to do is best…in everything except reading. While this had not negatively affected his grades we would have a challenge each and every day to get him to read for pleasure or for school. This was worth...

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Cayli P.

Cayli P.

Mom says: "I can see that the therapy has made a difference in the level and speed of books Cayli is reading. She is comprehending her history and science reading better as well." Cayli says: "Before vision I had problems with comprehension, spelling I got a lot of...

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Jordan C

Jordan C

Mom says: "Jordan started having headaches 1 1/2 years before starting vision therapy. I took her to a local eye doctor where reading glasses were prescribed even tough her vision is 20/20. Vision therapy was definitely worth it, Jordan’s headaches finally stopped,...

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Cassidy P

Cassidy P

Mom says: Cassi would have headaches and often be in a bad mood when I picked her up from school. Since attending Heartland Vision Therapy, she rarely experiences headaches and is in a more pleasant mood when I pick her up from school. She also does homework without...

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Raya H.

Raya H.

Raya says: "After therapy my vision is mostly back to normal. I don’t get vision-related migraines anymore and I’m not as clumsy. I am a much better driver now! I’d recommend this to anyone with similar problems." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Natalie B.

Natalie B.

Mom: "The most improvement we saw was in spelling. She ended first grade getting 100% on most challenge word lists. Amazing considering we began therapy in February."  Natalie: "The Best thing about vision therapy is that I reached my goals. No more vision headaches...

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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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Anneke G.

Anneke G.

Mom said: "Yesterday Anneke was reading aloud to us in the car, two things she had difficulty with before therapy. We were so impressed with the increased speed and accuracy with which she read! We are thrilled with the result of Anneke's therapy!" Heartland Eye...

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Katherine T.

Katherine T.

"Within the first five weeks of therapy she started to realize the near to far focusing was becoming less of an issue. By the end of the second five week stretch she notice that she was no longer re-reading or skipping lines while reading and was reward by being moved...

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Colleen S.

Colleen S.

"When I first began I couldn't drive my car at all. I couldn't read, I couldn't do my hobbies; jewelry making, sewing and golfing. Vision therapy was very enjoyable for me. It gave me the freedom that I had lost. The most precious thing vision therapy gave me was the...

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Marina C.

Marina C.

Marina: "Before therapy I would have trouble with copying from the board, memorizing, and finding answers in a textbook. When I would come home I would always have a headache and I was tired. This made it difficult for me to do homework and swimming." Heartland Eye...

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Haliegh P.

Haliegh P.

Haleigh: "Before therapy I didn't like school. I struggled to study and focus. Now I am a happy child with an urge to want to learn and study." Mom: "It was amazing the transformation after one month of therapy. Haleigh's migraines had subsided and she was able to...

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Maddox A.

Maddox A.

Mom: "When Maddox started in Sept 2014, he couldn't track an object coming near his face without pushing it away and feeling sick. He couldn't go from near to far without crying and feeling dizzy, it was cray to see." Now: "He reads for enjoyment, he gets great...

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GT S.

GT S.

Mom : "The therapy not only made my son's eye stronger, it also improved his reading ability.  My son did not like to read. In fact, when studying he would always ask me to read the text.  The everyday headaches have gone away. In addition Dr. Rachel gave us exercises...

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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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Luke N.

Luke N.

Mom: "Luke is in 4th grade and has always struggled with reading and comprehension. When he would read to me I would notice he would skip words and sometimes whole sentences." After Therapy: He actually states "I like to read a little now!" He feels he sees better and...

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Aidan R.

Aidan R.

Mom: "Aidan would read for 20 minutes at night, yet if I asked him to tell me what he read, he would say he wouldn't remember. He hated to read and it was a fight to get those 20 minutes." Now: "Aidan can now retell a story that he reads at school. He no longer gets...

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Megan E

Megan E

Megan :  "It helped me with my homework, I didn't get so mad,  my eyes weren't tired, and I didn't get a headache.  This is why I stuck it out and completed Vision Therapy." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Peter Z

Peter Z

Mom: "Before vision therapy, our son struggled with daily headaches.  School was exhausting and he missed a lot of instruction because he had difficulty following along on the whiteboard.  He often fell and walked into others. Socially he struggled because he could...

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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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Caitlin L.

Caitlin L.

Mom: "I was skeptical about vision therapy before we started." Now: "Caitlin can now read much more independently, her grades have improved and her daily vision headaches are gone!"         Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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Reed O.

Reed O.

Mom After Therapy:  "Reed hardly has headaches now, his reading has improved 3.5 grade levels, and he has more confidence. I can only imagine what Reed's vision once was.  I do know with vision therapy his future looks bright." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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Amy M.

Amy M.

Amy: "I was amazed to learn that being able to cross your eyes is an important ability to have. I've always had 20/20 vision and thought my eyes were fine.  My daily headaches are gone now and I am also able to work at a computer for more than an hour without getting...

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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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Payton A

Payton A

Mom: "After our initial visits we found out Payton was in need of vision therapy and everything started falling into place.  We had never thought that his constant tripping, difficulty catching a ball, not being able to stay focused, difficulty riding a bike,...

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Anita B.

Anita B.

Before Therapy: "I seldom drove or read. Writing checks took 3 rest breaks and resulted in dizzy headaches." After Therapy: "Now I drive, read, sew and even mastered stair steps. The quality of life I have regained is priceless." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Dawn S

Dawn S

Dawn: "I love my life and I am so grateful for the changes as a result of therapy! I only wish I could have done VT as a child, with my future wide-open in front of me, without limits on my activity and career options." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Logan C

Logan C

Mom: "Logan failed her school eye screening in 2012 and after having an MRI and seeing Dr. Legge, she was diagnosed with accommodative spasm.  Logan then came in for her annual eye exam and saw Dr. Brandon Ridder.  Logan had trouble seeing at distance and was...

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Tyler T.

Tyler T.

Mom Before Therapy: "Tyler started Kindergarten eager to learn and meet new friends.  As the year progressed, he cried when he had to go to school and was having a hard time with learning to read." "Tyler has never been a child to read because he wanted to and...

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Ava H

Ava H

Mom Before Therapy: "She used to frequently lash out because her patience was constantly being worn down by simple daily activities that were so difficult for her.  We would have never thought that her vision issues caused those reactions!" Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Sarah G.

Sarah G.

Sarah before therapy:  "I had daily headaches that would start mid-morning and get worse as the day progressed."  After therapy:  "Now that therapy is complete, have no headaches."  "I would recommend vision therapy to anyone diagnosed with the...

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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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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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Ella B.

Ella B.

Mom had this to say: "Due to therapy Ella is starting third grade with all the skills she needs to succeed.  Also Ella no longer has to deal with headaches and burning eyes at the end of the day.  We are blessed for being able to have Ella work with such great people....

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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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Josie A.

Josie A.

Mom: "Josie used to hate to read and often would skip around on the page while reading." "Josie now reads above her grade level and gets straight 1's." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Sofia B.

Sofia B.

Mom said: "I knew we had made excellent progress when we took a road trip and Sofia happily read for 2 hours without being told to and she didn't experience any car sickness or headaches." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Sue F.

Sue F.

Sue described some of her symptoms and problems prior to therapy:  "I frequently felt sick, as if a migraine were about to strike and I withdrew from many of my hobbies."  "I retired at 48 because using the computer at work became too much of a strain." Heartland Eye...

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Kobe J.

Kobe J.

Dad says: "Wao...What a transformation.  While he is a very smart boy his grades told another story." " Today we see our son more confident and sure of himself: grades are also improving." Kobe says: "One thing that I am happy of is I no longer have frequent headaches...

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Taylor M.

Taylor M.

Taylor says: "My first thought was, well this stinks.  I was nervous too.  I realized as I started, that the harder I work, the faster it will be over and I won't have any more issues to worry about."  "At the end of the year, my grades went up and everything...

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Austin Q

Austin Q

Mom: "Before VT Austin was getting 3-4 headaches a week, he was below reading level and struggled with homework.  Currently Austin is headache free, has been moved up to above Reading level and he finds completing homework and Reading is easier and faster." Heartland...

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Austin K.

Austin K.

Mom before therapy: "He never liked school. He has frequent headaches and tires easily at school. Word searches are impossible for him to do.  He prefers to watch his brothers play ball rather than join in the fun.  During therapy: Over the next few months we saw many...

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Dan N.

Dan N.

Dan N. Dan explains: "My initial thought was this it was a scam." "After our research we found out that Heartland Eye Consultants was the best program in town, especially when their competitor says they have a strong program." During and After Therapy: "As the weeks...

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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

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