strabismus, Vision Therapy

Post 5: Academic Challenges

Mac's teacher asked to meet with me due to his seeming inability to complete classwork within the allotted time periods for various tasks.  After talking to her and corresponding with a school counselor, we ended up setting up a "504" meeting to discuss his academic progress.  At another point in my life, the prospect of… Continue reading Post 5: Academic Challenges

strabismus, Vision Therapy

Post 4: Second Opinion

After our less-than-impressive 16-weeks with the first optometrist, we decided to pursue a second opinion.  Mac was evaluated by another optometrist in October 2017 and her office and approach was different (and better!) than the first doctor in so many ways. The environment and equipment were more modern. Her answers were more straightforward and confident. … Continue reading Post 4: Second Opinion

strabismus, Vision Therapy

Post 3: Sessions 1 – 16

We made it through our first 16-sessions and finally had a check up with the optometrist last week.  Going to vision therapy twice a week for 8 weeks was definitely a change to our routine. Mac and I both stopped taking piano lessons because it was very challenging for us to keep up with piano… Continue reading Post 3: Sessions 1 – 16

strabismus, Vision Therapy

Post 2: Starting Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy The Optometrist that we're working with recommends 16 sessions of vision therapy (two 1-hour sessions every week) between his assessments.  I scheduled all 16 of the appointments which fall between August and October 2017 because having the first "wave" of therapy on my Google Calendar makes me feel a little more in control… Continue reading Post 2: Starting Vision Therapy