Motion Sickness Stories

Motion is sensed by the brain through three different pathways of the nervous system that send signals from the eyes (vision), the inner ear, and the proprioceptors (information the brain receives about the relative position of neighboring parts of the body). When the body is moved intentionally, (i.e. when we walk) the input from all three pathways is coordinated by our brain. When there is unintentional movement of the body (driving in a car) the brain is not coordinating the input, and there is thought to be conflict from the three pathways. The inner ear tells the brain you are moving through space. The eyes, looking down at a book, tell the brain you are sitting still. It is hypothesized that the conflict among the inputs is responsible for motion sickness.

Carter D.

Carter D.

Mom says: "Since Carter has started vision therapy he no longer complains of headaches and his attitude/behavior has gotten much better." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Ellie F.

Ellie F.

Ellie Says: "After I started vision therapy I began to get less and less headaches. I was also able to read for longer periods of time without my eyes getting tired." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Shanette S.

Shanette S.

Shanette Says: "Vision therapy has helped to make my life more enjoyable." 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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Ellie P.

Ellie P.

Ellie Says: "I used to get car sickness, but now I don’t! I used to turn my head when I was watching tv, but now I’ve improved and I rarely turn my head!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Lilly A.

Lilly A.

Lilly Says: "Vision therapy has helped me a lot. Now I get a much higher grade on my reading tests, my math tests and spelling tests." 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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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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Addison B.

Addison B.

Addison Says: "With Reading, I have noticed myself not re-reading or skipping lines. Not doing those things also help me understand reading" 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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Terra B.

Terra B.

Mom Says: "Terra enjoys reading now, the letters stopped shaking and she no longer gets headaches while reading. She is doing better in math, problem solving is easier and she has become a leader in her reading class." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lauren W.

Lauren W.

Lauren said: "There are some times in life when you feel like the world is against you, and nothing seems to go your way. After I had been to doctor after doctor after doctor, I felt that way too.  That is until a wonderful, caring, and smart, very smart lady named...

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