I am 30 years old, married with two young children and currently attending college online at Ashford University and will soon graduate with a BA in Business Management and have already registered for a Masters in Organizational Management at the same university.  I was diagnosed by Dr. Draisin with Convergence Insufficiency.  All through grade school I HATED to read anything but comics.  I did okay grade wise, but hated to study, struggled to sit still, and got in trouble all the time for being disruptive.  They even tried putting me on Ritalin for a while, which didn’t help the situation.  As I got older, I still didn’t like to read but knew I was going to have to do a lot of it if I wanted to be a veterinarian.  My first semester in college was difficult.  Studying a 20 page story for my English class was taking me 2-3 hours and multiple reads to be able to get anything out of it.  My wife (who has a degree in English) said it was painful to watch because it would take me forever and many times I would get frustrated and throw the book down.  I could read each word out loud, but could never seem to retain the information I was reading.  I barely got by with a C in that class.  Since starting Vision Therapy, my reading comprehension has gone up substantially.  It now only takes me about half an hour to read the same 20 pages and retain it on the first read.  (Less time reading means more free time for me!)  I no longer get frustrated when I study and have maintained a 3.86 GPA while running a business, volunteering in the community, playing soccer and spending time with my family.  I play keeper in soccer on a local co-ed league team and most people who play know that position requires a great deal of hand-eye coordination.  Since I’ve started back, I’ve noticed an improvement in my soccer abilities.  One of my hobbies is playing video games.  I know most parents won’t care about this one, but even my gaming abilities has improved.  Another bonus: my wife says I don’t run into furniture as often as I used to which my shins and coffee table appreciate!  Vision Therapy has helped me in so many ways that would be impossible to list them all in a letter.  Vision Therapy has made a huge difference in my life! I can’t thank DVG enough! I will be forever grateful to Dr. Draision, Diann, Barb and everyone who helped me at the Draisin Vision Group.

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