Vision Therapy Awareness

Vision Therapy Awareness in Bellflower

Amplify Eyecare of Greater Long Beach

How can Practitioners Explain the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

One of the best, most effective ways vision therapists can explain what they do and why it is so vital, is by sharing patient testimonials.

Patients, whether children, their parents, or adults seeking treatment for themselves, who share how vision therapy has improved or relieved their symptoms, can do so much to promote vision therapy and how it can benefit others. Patients who are willing to share their successes, who once suffered from convergence insufficiency that resulted in headaches after they read or attended a full school or workday, can best expound upon their treatments in ways that others can appreciate.

Vision Therapy Awareness

One of the biggest and most important issues vision therapists deal with is the lack of awareness of what vision therapy is and how it can help. In fact, many people have never heard of it and know little to nothing about what it consists of. In addition, they generally do not know the ways in which it can improve vision, performance in everyday tasks, and overall quality of life.


Why Testimonials are Important

A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words, and the same is true when a brief note explains how helpful a treatment has proven. Testimonials like these, for example, speak volumes. Consider:
  • Individuals who used to have a hard time reading because words seemed to float off the page or were unable to track what they were reading, who can now attest to how vision therapy has relieved things like eye strain and mental exhaustion.
  • Bright children who were unable to perform at grade level because their eyes belied their intelligence, for whom vision therapy restored their ability not only to perform but achieve success.
  • Older teens who have successfully completed a regimen of vision therapy who at one point could barely keep up in class, and have since been able to fill out college applications, attend university, and go on to achieve professional goals once out of reach.
  • And adults who found themselves unable to see clearly when they drove home after a long day at work, who reported feeling like safer drivers after completing a course of vision therapy.
Why Testimonials are Important
What Kinds of Symptoms Indicate the Need for Vision Therapy?

What Kinds of Symptoms Indicate the Need for Vision Therapy?

Children who experience headaches after a school day but not on the weekend may be good candidates for vision therapy. Additional symptoms that point to the potential for vision therapy include:
  • The sensation of words floating off the page during reading
  • Exhaustion after reading or performing activities that require prolonged periods of focus (in school, at work)
  • Frequently losing the place when reading
  • Being unable to recall or recall what has been read
  • The inability to keep up at school or work
What Kinds of Symptoms Indicate the Need for Vision Therapy?

How Can I Learn More About Vision Therapy?

If you think you might benefit from vision therapy but have questions about how it works, we encourage you to ask us about it. We also encourage you to read what patients just like you have shared with us. We proudly display their testimonials so that others can see for themselves just how significant vision therapy is.

Common Questions

To put it simply, a vision therapist is a person under the supervision of an optometrist who conducts therapeutic activities to help a person who suffers from a visual disorder.
Vision Therapy Awareness
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Increasing Awareness of Vision Therapy

If you have successfully had vision therapy, we encourage you to share your story with others. Though we are invested in vision therapy education it is oftentimes our patients who are able to spread the word about vision therapy in the best, most informative ways possible.


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.

Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.

Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!

Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.

Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.

Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.

Daniel G.
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