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.”

Grace H.

Grace H.

Grace Says: "I liked vision therapy because I got to play fun games with Kari. I can read better and kick a soccer ball better too!” Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern...

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Drew I.

Drew I.

Drew Says: “I’m proud of the hard work I put into vision therapy and all the crazy things I can do with my eyes, like be a lizard.” Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern...

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Maddisyn K.

Maddisyn K.

Mom Says: "Before Maddison started therapy she was struggling with reading and taking naps almost daily at 6 years old. Since then her ready and math scores have greatly improved and she no longer takes naps." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Jonas S.

Jonas S.

Mom Says: “Eye therapy has resolved many of Jonas’s issues at school. His teacher told me he is a different person after he was in therapy for a couple of months.” Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care...

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Taye S.

Taye S.

Mom Says: "While therapy can be time consuming and intimidating, it was worth every bit of it. As we wrap up this chapter in our lives we are very thankful for everything the staff at Heartland has done for us." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Jonas J.

Jonas J.

Mom Says: "At the end of his program, Jonas stated his baseball season. During the very first practice and after months of time off from hitting, Jonas hit balls like a champ." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and...

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Anna C.

Anna C.

Anna Says: "I hope that any kid who is struggling with visual integration knows that they are not alone and there is a place where people support you and lift you up as opposed to bring you down." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional,...

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Kennedy R.

Kennedy R.

Kennedy Says: "I use to be the one of the last people to finish a test. Now my test and homework take a shorter amount of time." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern...

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Allison C.

Allison C.

Mom Says: "Most importantly, Ally's confidence in school and in general has sky rocketed." 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...

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Cooper U.

Cooper U.

Cooper Says: "I read all the dog man books. I love to read now. My bike riding is getting better, all thanks to therapy." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern Nebraska and...

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Reagan W.

Reagan W.

Mom Says: "Reagan also has an easier time with reading and math comprehension. Something we didn’t realize was related to her vision." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern...

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Anna J.

Anna J.

Mom Says: "After trying many other failed therapies, we were ecstatic that there was finally a diagnosis to her headaches and a way to fix them that didn’t include taking medications daily." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional,...

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Zane W.

Zane W.

Zane Says: "Vision therapy has helped me in many ways. It has helped my focus skills, my spelling, my math and my self-esteem." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern Nebraska...

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Aiden L.

Aiden L.

Aiden Says: "Vision therapy helped me by making reading much easier and less frustrating." 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...

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Jack S.

Jack S.

Mom Says: "Jack is now able to participate in class and is getting work done in a more timely manner. His teachers say he shows more self-confidence." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving...

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Ophelia T.

Ophelia T.

Mom Says: "All the hard work has definitely paid off. We are extremely thankful for all the dedicated staff, their encouragement, guidance and the fact that this therapy exists at all. Ophelia’s road to success would have, no doubt, been much longer, harder, and...

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Stella L.

Stella L.

Mom Says: "We have truly seen a substantial improvement with Stella at school since we started vision therapy. Her reading in particular has gone from almost none to reading chapter books." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional,...

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Zander R.

Zander R.

Mom Says: "Zander had struggled with fidgeting at school which distracted his peers. He would easily fatigue after reading two pages in a book and skip words. He struggled the last baseball season hitting a baseball. After he started therapy, we notices less...

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Norah W.

Norah W.

Mom Says: "As we prepare for graduation we know this process taught our daughter persistence, perseverance and goal-setting. This milestone means a lot to us as we know the process was not easy yet somehow in the mess our daughter found success. Not only did her...

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Jack C.

Jack C.

Mom Says: "Other parts of his life have improved as well - his cursive writing, his headaches, his hockey game - just to name some. Mostly, thrilled with his sheer determination. Therapy was very worthwhile for Jack." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye...

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Kyle W.

Kyle W.

Kyle Says: "I’ve finished Vision Therapy now and I don’t get car sick anymore. I copy my writing faster." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision care center serving all of Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa,...

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Luke W.

Luke W.

Mom Says: "Vision therapy has given Luke so many tools to help him succeed. Despite all the hours of therapy and therapy homework, I would do it all again in a second." Conveniently located in Omaha, Heartland Eye Consultants is a regional, specialty eye and vision...

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Emma M.

Emma M.

Emma Says: "Vision Therapy has helped me so much! My eyes and my brain are finally connecting." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Katelin B.

Katelin B.

Mom says: "Katie went from struggling to read to reading above her grade level. She even reads for fun. She had issues with understanding what she read and now she reads every sign we pass and explains what they mean." Heartland Eye Consultants...

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Carson K.

Carson K.

Carson Says: "Therapy is very helpful for children. It helped me be a better reader, problem solver, stay focused, better handwriting and also helped me memorize things better." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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Josie E.

Josie E.

Josie Says: "When was younger my parents always told me to put my eyes back to normal. Now I can feel and see where they go out. 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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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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Carson D.

Carson D.

Carson says: "Vision Therapy has helped me a lot. I can read faster. Words focus better on the board and on my paper. School is easier." Heartland Eye Consultants offers...

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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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Evan H.

Evan H.

Evan says: "Therapy has helped me most with reading. When I use to look down, the words would become foggy so I would look away. Now when I look down at the words it doesn’t blur." 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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Andrew R.

Andrew R.

Andrew Says: "Taking notes from the board at school was hard because my eyes were tired and I had trouble keeping up. During vision therapy I noticed I was keeping up better. In basketball and football, I was scared of the ball. During vision therapy, I gained...

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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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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
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