from ADD/ADHD fears to a normal 5 year old through vision therapy
Since birth, Caleb has been a difficult child. Shyness, timidness, scared, every emotion that Caleb felt was magnified a million times. Many labels crossed my mind to try and find out why my son was so demanding. At his 4 year check up with his pediatrician, we discovered that maybe he had some vision difficulties. After searching for a pediatric optometrist, we found Dr. Brinkley. Caleb was diagnosed with strabismus and amblyopia and began vision therapy a few weeks later. At first Caleb resisted the sessions, but as time went on, he realized he was beginning to gain vision in his left eye. When Dr. Brinkley first evaluated Caleb in June 2010, his left eye was 20/140. The beginning of 2011, he tested at 20/60 and was gaining depth perception and peripheral vision in his left eye. Caleb, who I thought could have been ADD/ADHD, has excelled in school and most “fears” have subsided. He likes to try new things and is able to function as a normal 5 year old. Dr. Brinkley, Ms. Shannon, and vision therapy have truly changed Caleb’s life! Thank you for everything!