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Poor Handwriting, Poor Grades, & Headaches Are No Longer

Marin was 10 when her mother brought her in for a Vision therapy evaluation.   Marin  was not  performing well  in school, her grades were poor, even though she was bright.  Her hand writing was poor.  She also reported headaches that she just accepted as part of life.   A vision...

Chloe had Trouble Distinguishing Left & Right

Chloe was a 9 yr old with trouble in math, was clumsy, often running into things.  She also had trouble with distinguishing Left & Right.  A vision therapy exam revealed that Chloe's eyes were not aligning when moving, especially when trying to look at objects close to her.  She also ...

After A Car Accident, Vision Therapy Helped Austin

Austin is a 33 year old male who came to us after a head injury from a car accident.  Austin had typical symptoms of someone post concussion. He felt dizzy, had headaches & was nauseated when watching moving objects. His headaches were severe & debilitating. His right eye was not...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

Tadan Likes To Read After Vision Therapy

Tadan now reads for fun, and has less headaches. Vision Therapy also helped Tadan become a better baseball player.

Addison Shines After Vision Therapy

Addison overcomes headaches, clumsiness, and problem keeping his place while reading due to Lazy Eye.

Vision Therapy Helps Jacobs Double Vision and Reading

Read about Jaccob who came in with vision issues that affected his learning, self-esteem and posture.

Vision Therapy helped Drayton’s Amblyopia

Drayton underwent patching for amblyopia (lazy eye) for 5 years, now vision therapy has helped him see the smart board and see 3D.

Baylee’s confidence soared with Vision Therapy

Baylee is a 9 year old girl that has difficulty with her eyes converging and diverging, vision therapy has helped her with double vision, tracking, rereading, making up words, and skipping words.

Hannah No Longer Loses Her Place While Reading

Hannah is a happy, spunky 7-year old girl who lives in Mt. Holly, North Carolina.  When we first met Hannah at Complete Eye Care for her annual pediatric eye exam, both Hannah and her mom complained that Hannah lost her place frequently when reading, even when using a guide such...

Alex Now Reads At Grade Level Thanks To Vision Therapy

Alex lives in Gastonia, North Carolina, and is in the 5th grade.  A shy Alex had his annual pediatric eye exam at Complete Eye Care in April 2017 where he complained of headaches, double vision and blurry vision at distance.  It was found that his eyes were healthy and that...

Emily’s Vision Therapy Story

Reading Problems in Charlotte Emily lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and initially complained of having trouble with reading and reading comprehension. She also complained of making errors when copying from the board, trouble with spelling and tired eyes. This left Emily frustrated when it came to reading and other school-related work....

Alternative Solution to Sleeping in Soft Contacts: John’s Story

John is 49 years old, lives in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and had worn soft contacts for years.  He was like many people and sometimes forgot to take his contact lenses out and replace them as regularly as he should. He came to Complete Eye Care in Belmont, North Carolina for...

Vision Therapy can help to Improve Reading Comprehension

We first met Asher at Complete Eye Care when his parents brought him in for his first eye exam last fall.  Our office was likely the most convenient office for his family, considering they live in Belmont, NC.  Asher’s parents were particularly concerned with his reading performance and wanted Dr....

Vision Therapy Improves Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Henry was referred to Dr. Gesford by his primary care optometrist in Gastonia for vision therapy.  Henry is a sweet 8 year old boy who was having difficulty seeing well out of his right eye.  Henry had been wearing glasses since 6 years old; however, his current visual acuity was...

Vision Therapy can Help with Academics as Well as Vision

Ansley Kate is one of our young patients from Gastonia, NC.  Her mother brought her to Complete Eye Care for an eye exam the summer before 2nd grade.  She brought Ansley Kate to Dr. Gesford to see if her vision was creating problems with reading.  Ansley’s reading comprehension had dropped...

Q& A with a Vision Therapist

Our media specialist sat down with one of our newest vision therapists, Janet, and discussed her passion for vision therapy and the patients she works with.  Here is just a snippet of her interview: What do you enjoy most about vision therapy? I love helping patients overcome visual problem that...

Dr. Gesford’s Vision Therapy Inspiration

When I was 4 years old, my preschool teacher told my mom that she noticed one of my eyes turning outward and had noticed me squinting a lot.  My mom took me to a pediatric optometrist who confirmed I had an alternating exotropia (each eye took turns going outward).  The...