Reading & Learning Stories

When a person is suffering from a Learning Related Vision Disorder they may experience many different symptoms when reading. Some of them include: skipping lines of print, re-reading lines of print, skipping small words when reading, missing the beginning or ending of a word, poor reading comprehension, failing to recognize the same word from one sentence to the next, poor retention of spelling words, recall of facts is better when a story is read to them (auditory recall is better than visual recall), and reversals of small words like “no” for “on.”

Aaron B.

Mom Says: "There is still work to do in helping Aaron master some of the reading and writing skills that he missed early on, but because of vision therapy we are on the right track. We are so proud of how hard Aaron has worked and can’t wait to see what he...

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Andrew R.

Andrew R.

Mom Says: "When we began VT at Heartland, Andrew could barely read at 9 years old. His spelling was years behind and he reversed letters and numbers…..Now he is a different kid. New skills and new attitude and outlook. He can read full chapter books and even...

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Cailyn L.

Cailyn L.

Cailyn Says: "My second success is being able to read fast and it helps me in school so much. It is so cool and it helps me in games." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Barrett J.

Barrett J.

Mom Says: "Vision Therapy has significantly helped Barrett in his learning and athletic development. " Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Norah H.

Norah H.

Norah Says: "Vision Therapy has helped me with several different things. The first is reading comprehension….Next is paying attention and focusing….Next is coordination which had helped me with Tae Kwon Do so I could move up to the next belt." Heartland Eye...

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Noah W.

Noah W.

Mom Says: "We are so thankful to Dr. Will for working so hard for Noah. Vision therapy has helped make Noah into the student I knew he could be and has been more than worth all the hard work and money spent." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Olivia O.

Olivia O.

Mom Says: "The headaches ended pretty quickly and about halfway through therapy Olivia told me “I don’t have double vision anymore”. We met EVERY SINGLE GOAL! We have our daughter back and couldn’t be happier." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Abbie A

Abbie A

Mom says: "Abbie rarely squirms and fights when reading or doing school work. Her teachers have noticed a big difference in her attention span. She is now at grade level reading!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Maria A.

Maria A.

Maria Says: "I'm so glad that I did vision therapy and I know I will enjoy the results for a long, long time. It has made a significant, positive improvement in my daily life." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Alexa K.

Alexa K.

Alexa Says: "I started kicking the ball straight to the goal. I also don’t notice my eye drifting as much." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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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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Jordan O.

Jordan O.

Mom Says: "Jordan was having a lot of trouble comprehending what he was reading…His grades have improved and when a teacher assigns reading and answering questions he doesn’t get stuck and have me read it to him.” Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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Cade M.

Cade M.

Mom Says: "I love to see my son pick up a book to read or challenge himself to read as many signs as he can while we are driving. His handwriting is so improved and spelling has come easier to him." 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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Peyton B.

Peyton B.

Mom says: " He will sit and read for over 20 minutes at a time without rubbing his eyes or tearing up in frustration. Therapy had been a lot of hard work for both Peyton and mom & dad, but to se his testing numbers increase greatly since March 2018 to October 2018...

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Taylor H.

Taylor H.

Taylor says: "After completing vision therapy I developed more efficient eye movements and control over my eyes." 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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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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Addison W.

Addison W.

Mom says: “She overall has more confidence at school. It was a lot of work but went fast and had fast results. In addition, the staff gives you very personalized attention so as a parent, you know they are doing what’s best for your child." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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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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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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Adara W.

Adara W.

Mom says: "We are so thankful for the opportunity for Adara to work with Dr. Will and Kelsey. It was worth every weekly drive to Omaha, every day of homework, every trip for progress exams and every dollar spent." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Tommy K

Tommy K

Tommy Says "It has been two or three months of not having double vision. I can read. I don’t have headaches anymore or not as often. When I talk to other people my eyes don’t dart around anymore." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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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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Megan S.

Megan S.

Mom Says: "One year later, Megan is now reading at 2nd grade level. In one school year we went form no reading to 2nd grade level." 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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Konner G.

Konner G.

Konner says: "Vision Therapy helped by me not skipping lines, because I used to skip a lot of lines. It also helped me by having better coordination." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Leanne C.

Leanne C.

Leanne Says " Don't think that just because you are an adult you can't be helped with vision therapy. I am proof that you can!" 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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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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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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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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Arshia R.

Arshia R.

Arshia Says: "Now after I finished eye therapy my headaches have gone away and I can read for a very long time without my head hurting or getting double vision." 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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Nathan S

Nathan S

Nathan says "Vision Therapy has helped me in many ways. School easier now. I don't lose my place when I read. I can also take better notes." 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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Clayton S.

Clayton S.

Clayton's Mom Says: Dr. Bolin and Dr. Will did a great job of encouraging and pushing Clayton to continue to improve. We are very proud of the success and progress Clayton made throughout the process. Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Hannah C

Hannah C

Hannah's Mom: "We drive over an hour one way for each appointment and I can guarantee you, I would do it a 1000 more for the results we have had." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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Echo M

Echo M

Echo says: "I was able to see and feel improvement every week and I am so happy I decided to go through the therapy!" 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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Addy G.

Addy G.

Addy Says: "I know that without the help of Dr. Will and Kari, my vision would not have had the chance to gain potential. So today I want to take the time to look them directly in the eye. Something I could not do before gaining vision control. And I would like to say...

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Gabe C.

Gabe C.

Mom says: "Gabe was taught how to take control of his vision and has now surpassed expected reading levels for his age." 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 therapist without any suffering." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Abraham I.

Abraham I.

Abe Says: "When I started vision therapy I could not read for long periods of time. It was hard but I helps your eyes. Now I read more easily and I’m even better at sports." 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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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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Gage R

Gage R

Gage's Parents Say: We saw our son's vision improved immediately. He is able to read much better than before. 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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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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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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Rayla V

Rayla V

Mom says: "This therapy has given Rayla more confidence and the tools she needs to achieve good grades in school." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Paiton H

Paiton H

Mom says: "Paiton has definitely come a long way. The words are no longer flying around on the page. She has been able to pass all of her reading quizzes by herself." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Elizabeth B

Elizabeth B

Mom Says: "Beth is much happier now and doing great in school as in all her sporting events." 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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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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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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Etienne H

Etienne H

Mom says: "Etienne’s writing is night and day improved. When we asked him to write thank you notes for gifts he receiveds, it was the first time in his life that we could read and understand what he wrote. He also did not cry, yell, get mad or quit." Heartland Eye...

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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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Vivian L.

Vivian L.

Vivian says: "I can ride my bike now! Reading and spelling are not as hard! I can use my eyes and hands better to do more things!" Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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Victoria W

Victoria W

Dad says: "My daughter was having behavior problems in school on a daily basis and her grades were very poor. The evaluation [At Heartland] revealed that my daughter was having difficulty with her peripheral vision which caused her to have difficulty keeping her place...

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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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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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Braeden C

Braeden C

Braeden Says: "When I started 7th grade, I had a 3rd grade reading level, I had very bad short-term memory and messy hand writing…I used to skip lines and could not remember a thing about the book even after reading the page three times. Then I started enjoying...

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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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Malachi E.

Malachi E.

Mom says: "We have seen many changes during the course of vision therapy. Malachi’s reading and writing skills are much improved. He is generally much more willing to work, is finishing assignments more quickly and reading longer books in less time. His overall...

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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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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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Karson S

Karson S

Mom says: "Karson started off therapy with absolutely no interest in reading or doing his therapy 5 times a week. As we trudged through therapy, he would be “caught’” reading on his own or wanting to read longer than his 20 minute minimum. He started reaching several...

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Lokahi S.

Lokahi S.

Mom says: "Lokahi has struggled in school. We are very thankful to Dr. Vicky and the staff for identifying the problems and helping Lokahi to improve in so many areas. Vision therapy has helped Lokahi become a better reader and better athlete." Heartland Eye...

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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
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