Wyatt was diagnosed with strabismus when he turned three years old. Our eye doctor recommended corrective surgery. After research, we were hesitant due to the many cases of repeat operations and temporary results. Over the course of four years, we saw four different Optometrists. All of them kept increasing Wyatt's prescription strength and insisted surgery was our only option. When is left eye started turning inward even with his glasses, we became frustrated and searched the internet for alternative treatments. We learned about vision therapy and found Dr. Jong in Baton Rouge.
We were shocked with the results of his initial eye examination. His strabismus had caused his brain to distrust the image it was receiving from his left eye and was only accepting what he saw with his right. He had no depth perception. This finally explained his inability to catch a ball. He was unable to track it in the air.
Vision therapy has been a blessing for Wyatt. After working with his therapist Tabitha for a year, there have been multiple improvements. His left eye no longer turns inward with or without glasses. He has depth perception and can finally catch a ball! He does not skip lines while reading aloud. His self-confidence has increased.
We are thankful we chose vision therapy over surgery. We are grateful to Dr. Jong, Tabitha, and the rest of the dedicated staff.
-Haley (Wyatt's mom)
November 12, 2015