If you are considering remote vision therapy with Vision for Life, let me start by saying that this therapy has changed my life – all for the good. I will do my best to share my personal history, my eye struggles and my eye therapy experience. A list of the facts will probably be easiest for me to explain and for you to understand. I am 60 years old and in very good physical/emotional health. My husband and I have been married for 33 years and we have 2 grown children. I have a challenging and meaningful professional life, with significant leadership responsibility. As a young child, I had a problem with a right eye turn, had surgery at 8 yrs. that seemed to “correct” the problem but started having double vision in my late teens. I had vision therapy for 1.5 years when I was 22 years old and still consider that to have been a success. I had no apparent physical challenges with my eyes until about 5 years ago. About 2 years ago, I began make significant adjustments to my head/neck/body position to compensate for my right eye turn in and found myself avoiding activities I had always enjoyed – road biking, skiing, running on mountain trails. I also began having significant challenges with processing information (basically, just thinking) – both at work and in my personal life. I began to search for a solution. The doctor who had treated me in my 20's had died and the doctor who assumed his practice treated children only. My husband and I live in Wyoming in a small mountain town and so I was looking well beyond that, anywhere in the USA for a practice qualified to help me. I found Vision for Life on the Internet. Actually, I found a couple of Dr. Steinhauer’s YouTube videos and was so excited, because I knew that she could help me. And that was confirmed when my husband I visited her office and underwent an evaluation of my particular case. My problems were actually worse that what any of us had expected but we made a plan. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like having this kind of therapy as a remote patient, but I have been doing this for almost 15 months and am very happy with my progress. Better said… it has been great. The communication has been trouble-fee, and the process overall has been manageable. Much like my exercise and professional lives, the vision therapy is very much a part of my daily life. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Jo Anne who is a skilled and compassionate therapist and Dr. Julie (as I have come to call her) works with her to manage my case. My vision and ability to use both eyes has improved dramatically – my head and neck are straight and life, in general, is just so much easier. (That would be another email that I could spend all day writing!! I still have a good amount of work ahead of me, but I don’t care what it takes, because I’m happy and improving all the time. I hope that this information will be helpful as you make some decisions about your situation.
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