"Just knowing and understanding the reasons of why I needed vision therapy was a relief. Then to have a teacher like Rebecca to coach, train and support me was a blessing. I no longer feel most of my symptoms that stressed my body each day. After knowing that what I had was normal and with dedicated work, was fixable, I can now do things that only made me either tired or sick before. I can read small print and also read in a car at night. I can look near to far without hesitation or discomfort. I am no longer disabled with the lack of vision control but have a great new look on the world. Thank You!"
"Before I started vision therapy I had double vision and I couldn’t read for more than 5 minutes before the words would blur and go double. All the stress on my eyes made them hurt. I also couldn’t judge distances which made driving very difficult. I had vision therapy 2 times per week with Cindy, she worked with me in office and I also took work home to do. The work was hard to do, it made my eyes tired and they ached. The more I did the work the better I did and my symptoms went away. It was worth all the hard work because now I can read up to 3 hours without any problems. I would recommend vision therapy for anyone that has an eye problem. You will greatly benefit from therapy. Thank you Dr. Batchelder for finding the problem and to Cindy for all her help in vision therapy.""
Intermittent Exotropia (eye teaming problem)
"Before I began my vision therapy program, I was having a lot of problems with double vision. At the end of the day and later and night, the double vision was especially bothersome. Dr. Batchelder diagnosed it and recommended a series of sessions with Rebecca, an on-site vision therapist. At the least, I was skeptical that doing “eye exercises” would help. I agreed to meet with Rebecca. She was very thorough and patient in explaining the what-the-why-and where we were going with the therapy program. The sessions were simple, interesting and easy to understand. Rebecca was wonderful! Even when I thought I was not making progress, she was most encouraging. Rebecca and Dr. Batchelder kept track of my progress and at my final exam with Dr. Batchelder I graduated! Even old skeptical me knew there was a great improvement from the beginning. No more double vision when I’m driving, who would’ve thought? Thank you, Rebecca and Dr. Batchelder for your wisdom, your faith in me, your patience and your willingness to teach this old woman that with the proper guidance amazing things can happen! Thank you for my improved precious eyesight!"
"At the beginning of college, I was on academic probation due to low entrance grades following high school. This Friday, I will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two year colleges. Furthermore, I was recently accepted into Central Michigan University based solely on my grades. This would not have been possible without vision therapy as guided by Rebecca Hamilton."
Intermittent Exotropia (adult)
"Vision therapy is all in what you make it and what you as a patient put into it. Cindy, the staff, and all of the doctors made it a joy to come to vision therapy. Cindy always had answers for all my questions and was willing to explain over and over if needed to help me understand what was going on with my eyes during therapy. I now can wear my glasses without headaches and can see an improvement in my vision when they are on. I don’t bump into objects anymore and I am less tired at the end of the day. I thank everyone with Cindy on top of the list for fixing my eyes."
Monocular Intermittent Exotropia (double vision)
"As an elementary school teacher who was in constant contact with Emily’s teacher, I arranged for a reading specialist to tutor her after school. She made great gains in her reading levels but was still having problems. She was leaving off ending of words and changed words to what fit the sentences. She wiggled the whole time and held her book far away, she also had headaches often. I was considering that she might have attention troubles. A fellow teacher suggested that I have her vision tested. I knew that Emily had 20/20 vision but didn’t realize that she was actually seeing double while reading. All the wiggling and slouching were ways she used to compensate for her troubles. Vision Therapy was hard work and very tiring for her. I noticed after about 2 months that she blossomed. She started to see just one image and stopped making errors. Our reading time together didn’t take as long and she began picking up books to read. Emily’s vision problem was genetic and her father is now enrolled in vision therapy. Cindy was a very well trained therapist who was encouraging and helped pace Emily’s lessons based on her therapy progression. Thank you for helping Emily make these vision changes that could have affected her whole life. She has good self-esteem about herself going into the new school year."
Tammy L. mother of Emily L.
"After watching my eight year old daughter cruise through vision therapy, I thought I would give it a try. After 38 years of having a “Lazy” left eye, I knew that it would be a very difficult process to improve my vision. I struggled for months but found Cindy and the rest of the eye site staff unrelenting in their efforts to help me succeed. Once it began to improve, I made quick strides and began to see some major improvements. Although I know that the 20/40 vision in my left eye can never be completely repaired, the laziness in that eye has vastly improved. It works in conjunction with my right eye more than ever before. It has much better range, doesn’t fatigue as much and I feel like I can control it for the first time in 38 years. Here is a huge “Thank You” to Cindy and the rest of the eye site staff in helping improve my vision."