Our daughter, Samantha, always has been an extremely active child. While she could sit for hours and listen to book being read to her, she struggled to sit and do her homework, writing and adding numbers was especially challenging. In third grade she was diagnosed with needing Vision Therapy. She went through a vision training program conducted at our Optometrist’s office and graduated. In the following years, we started noticing new learning issues. Vision retesting showed the original problem had not returned and there no additional visual issues were identified. We continued to deal with the academic challenges, and figured we had to learn to work around these deficiencies.
By 8th grade, Samantha was a dual athlete and started experiencing physical issues. A visit to the Hruska Clinic Restorative Physical Therapy Services revealed several physical issues. Therapists worked with Samantha and improvements were made, but Samantha still couldn’t quite reach 100% and was still struggling with studying and paying attention in school. Samantha was referred to PRI Vision where tests indicated the presence of additional visual issues, including visual perceptual issues, which impacted her performance in school as well as sports.
Over the next eight months, Dr. Wise and her vision therapist Stacy worked with Samantha on different visual activities to help improve her visual skills, including her visual perceptual issues, and the experience changed her life, she no longer has any visual issues! Samantha completed this past school year as an honor-roll student, played varsity sports and earned academic All-American honors!
We forever will be grateful to the PRI Vision Staff!
Coleen & Lee Gowen