Poor Self Image Stories

It is not uncommon for a child who suffers from a Learning Related Vision Disorder to have a poor self image. They are constantly walking into academic situations without the visual tools they need to succeed. With Optometric Vision Therapy, the visual roadblocks are removed from a child’s path and the road to success is now opened. With increased success comes a more positive self image.

Ashton A.

Ashton A.

Mom Says: "All the hard work has paid off and given him a lot more confidence. Can't wait to see all he will accomplish now. We can never thank Dr. Bolin, Kari and Kelsey for making this possible." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Brynn K.

Brynn K.

Brynn Says: "I have seen so much improvement in sports, driving, school etc.. For so many years my vision was a big problem but vision therapy changed that! Now I can confidently play sports and drive. I feel so proud of myself for the progress I made and thankful for...

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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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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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Lilly E.

Lilly E.

Lilly Says: "Therapy has improved my life. School is more fun because I can read better and faster." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Jules S.

Jules S.

Jules Says: "I remember look at pictures and thinking to myself, “Why does that one eye not look straight forward at the camera?” Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Sanika N.

Sanika N.

Mom Says: "We are thrilled with the progress Sanika made during the therapy to improve her vision. We are so very thankful to Dr. Mark Witte and Dr. Will Ferguson for providing this path to recovery for Sanika." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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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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Ava Y.

Ava Y.

Ava Says: "Vision therapy helped me a lot. It helped me with grades and math." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Levi C.

Levi C.

Levi's Parents Say: " We are so grateful for the work of Dr.Will and Dr. Bolin with Levi. The program was a lot of hard work but worth every minute of it." 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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Peyton F.

Peyton F.

Peyton Says:"My left eye is stronger now, which makes it easier to see, play my games, and learn to read. It also as helped me do better at sports with catching a football and shooting a basketball." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Nora T.

Nora T.

Nora Says:"Reading was hard before I started therapy. I used to lose my place and get distracted. Now I love to read and I don’t lose my place or get distracted. " Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Mason E.

Mason E.

Mason Says: Vision Therapy has helped me play baseball. I am not tired anymore after school. I am having success hitting the baseball and reading while walking. Thank you for all your help. Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Cash R.

Cash R.

Cash Says: "Now I don't have to go to a tutor anymore. I also am getting better at reading. And I don't need as much help with homework." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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Isaiah C.

Isaiah C.

Isaiah's Mom says: "Isaiah started eye therapy shortly after football began and within a few weeks we could already see a change. We are very grateful for Development Vision Associates because we didn't think his vision would ever improve." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Emily G.

Emily G.

Emily's Mom Says: Since therapy her side vision has improved. Her reading and comprehension has also improved from where we started. She can do her homework without us helping her find the answers in her reading." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Conner K

Conner K

Mom Says: "I see his confidence grow and how I no longer need to help him at night with reading his homework is incredible!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Archer B.

Archer B.

Archer's Mom Says: "My son has gone from complaining he could not see the board at school after 3 months of just having gotten glasses to being able to see with ease. He does not complain about headaches anymore after a school day or after doing homework in the...

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Jeannette B

Jeannette B

Mom says: Overtime Jeannette improved her coordination, focus, and skills. She learned to control and use her vision in school, work and sports. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Addison C.

Addison C.

Addison's Mom says: "The single best investment we have or could have made on our daughter and her future. I strongly encourage any parent facing this decision to move forward with Heartland's therapy, as it will change your child's future." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Alayna T.

Alayna T.

Alayna's Mom says: "Now after vision therapy Alayna is thriving in 2nd grade. She loves school & is excited to learn. Homework takes the appropriate time & she can work independently. The work she puts in pays off. She is back on track academically but also...

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Lainey J

Lainey J

Lainey says: "I like school more because I understand words, spelling and reading better than before. Therapy was hard but i am glad I got through it." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Gavin S.

Gavin S.

Gavin Says: Once I was in therapy I started hitting the ball, I started winning races, and started to get good grades in school. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Ben T

Ben T

Ben's Mom says: Ben has greatly benefitted from his interactions with other caring adults who believed in him, encouraged him, challenged him, + then congratulated him in his success. We highly recommend this program. Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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 therapist without any suffering." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Max R

Max R

Max Says: "Vision Therapy helped me become a better baseball player, a better reader and helped me learn how to control my vision." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Raaf K

Raaf K

Mom Says: "I need to stress how much vision therapy has changed our lives for the better. Raaf was barely writing his name, couldn’t focus on letters and simple words, and was frustrated. Now he is starting first grade and he loves school!" Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Cameron L

Cameron L

Mom Says: "Today Cameron is getting great feedback from his teachers. They have seen the change in his focus and attitude. He was able to participate in baseball this summer. He even pitched to strikeouts!" Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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JT F

JT F

Mom Says: "Overall we feel that vision therapy has truly helped JT overcome some of his many struggles. We appreciate Dr. Vickey, her staff, Kelsey, and all they have done to help JT reach his fullest potential." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Quinn P

Quinn P

Mom Says: "Dr. Will and Kelsey have helped Quinn (& me!) understand what is happening and how to help Quinn. She has improved significantly since vision therapy started." 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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Tyler E.

Tyler E.

Mom and Day say: "The biggest change we noticed is Ty’s attitude toward challenges. He now runs to them instead of avoids them. He no longer calls himself stupid. He is more coordinated and confident. He sets goals for himself and works toward them. His grades have...

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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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Alexander M

Alexander M

Alex says: "I got better at spelling, I have better aim in soccer, basketball and baseball. I do not skip lines in reading and I’m not fidgeting. I am glad I did eye therapy." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Dominick L

Dominick L

Mom says: "Now he has fallen in love with reading. Went from a student who struggled with grade and homework to school becoming much easier for him. Our only regret is not finding HEC sooner. Thank you all so much for what you do. You brought a new world to our son...

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Rachel P.

Rachel P.

Mom says: "Vision therapy helped give our daughter her wings to fly. I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her life." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Tyler G.

Tyler G.

Mom says: "Vision therapy has been a positive experience. Tyler never complained about his session with Kim. Hs always like to challenge her that he could win. Sometimes he did. Dr. Vicky is very passionate about her job in helping kids become better and pushes them...

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Ava S.

Ava S.

Ava say: "I feel like I can explain stories better and not saying never mind when its hard to explain the story to other people. I feel like I am better at reading and understanding what is going on." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Henry R.

Henry R.

Henry says: "I can see music notes, read words in a book and zip my coat. I love Miss Kari and Dr. Vicky." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Isaac B.

Isaac B.

Mom Says: "What would I tell a future vision therapy patron? DO IT! You're giving your child life long tools for success! We went into this with hopes of helping Issac’s focusing issues. What we found were a lot of diagnosis that we didn’t even dream of him having....

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Elizabeth S

Elizabeth S

Mom Says: "As we diligently worked through the exercises, I saw small, steady changes. Her reading level increased markedly, she started becoming a class leader and began helping slower students. The latest school testing placed her in the 99th percentile and I...

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Jenna W

Jenna W

Mom says: "After the first session Jenna was so excited to start working hard with her activities they assigned her each week. We continued therapy and started noticing Jenna becoming more talkative and more interactive socially around others. She continues to have...

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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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Ally S

Ally S

Mom says: "Ally now has the best grades that she has ever achieved and the confidence and pride that she can and does do it on her own. Her overall confidence and attitude has changed in that she is more apt to be leader and believe that she can achieve the things...

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Shannon S

Shannon S

Mom says "I’m so grateful that we discovered vision therapy. It’s about so much more than just schoolwork and grades. i think that this therapy, of all he things we’ve invested time and money in while raising out children, will have the most impact overall on quality...

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Emma G.

Emma G.

"Emma knew her her spelling words one night and the next night she forgot how to spell half of the words. She would ask me "how do you spell this word" or "am I spelling this word right" ? I had to coach her through all of her homework because she didn't have any...

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Natalie S.

Natalie S.

"After many hours of therapy throughout the past 7 months, Natalie has improved her reading skills and her spelling is much better. Most importantly, Natalie has gained confidence in her abilities. She FINALLY does not see herself as a struggling kid at school."...

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Alida C.

Alida C.

Mom: "Our experience with therapy began largely out of frustration, a lack of confidence, and reluctance by Alida to accept her school responsibilities. When Alida said the lines for cello music were jumping around and when she read aloud we noticed she guessed at...

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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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Abby J.

Abby J.

Mom: "Being the youngest of 5 'dominate' siblings took its toll on her self-confidence. She was very insecure. Her answers were more like questions. She had a hard time speaking up for herself and making her own decisions. Now: As Abby's mother, I know I...

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Bradie C.

Bradie C.

Mom : "Bradie has made some incredible transformations with the help of Vision Therapy. Bradie started the 4th grade reading above only 33% of her peers. In May she was reading above 77% of her peers!  Her greatest transformation has been in her...

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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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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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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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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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Cameron B.

Cameron B.

My math and reading have improved so much, I am getting A's and B's in school. Vision therapy made me feel more confidence in myself. I feel like I can do whatever I want now. Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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
Fax: (402)493-4370