When vision therapy was recommended for our daughter, Leah, we were nervous about what this would entail for a young busy family living outside of Winnipeg. Fast forward 1.5 years and we can confidently say committing to Grand Vision’s program was the best decision we could’ve made for her. Leah’s gains were noticeable within the first several weeks. Our therapist, Beth Ann, provided fun and engaging activities; Dr Anna continued to provide boosts of confidence for Leah through regular check ups; and the staff at Grand Vision always made us feel welcome even when having to reschedule due to travel conditions. Now our daughter has more confidence in speaking with others and willingly takes photographs. She takes pride in the hard work she has done to complete her therapy program. We will forever be grateful for the support we received and the success our daughter has achieved throughout her time working with Grand Vision.
Fiona - Age 7
Fiona was having problems with letter recognition, writing, copying and reading. At home, we noticed she couldn’t seem to find things that were right in front of her and we found her to be accident prone. When we found out through her vision assessment how her eyes were working, we were shocked. Without hesitation we started vision therapy. At first, the work seemed to show us how far Fiona had to go. She thought the ‘work’ was fun, but did get frustrated easily. Once she started to notice a difference in the way she saw things, she was more willing to push through. A year later her eyes are working as they should! Although she is still a little behind in school she loves to read and quickly catching up to her peers. Every time I see her pick up a book or even just study something in her surroundings, I am thankful to Dr. Anderson and his team for giving my daughter the gift of vision… something too many of us take for granted. Thank you!!!
Ara – Age 7
Before therapy, Ara’s left eye would always turn outwards. Her eyes were not in sync. She had other issues that we were not aware of like her lack of 3D vision or depth perception. She had difficulty focusing and looking at far away objects or reading from afar. These issues and some others were known after her first consultation I assessment with Dr. Anderson, at first we were mostly concerned about her left eye wandering out little that we knew that there were few more things going on that we were not aware of and so we decided to enroll Ara to the Vision Therapy. After over a year of since her first visit to GRAND, Ara has improved greatly on her ability to control her eyes. She is now able to focus and read without or with less difficulty. She has developed skills she will need in the future.
I was having problems in reading, watching television and stability in walking. My improvement in the aforementioned areas has been quite remarkable. The very professional staff was highly efficient and greatly appreciated. I would certainly recommend Vision Therapy to anyone experiencing difficulties in this regard. I would like to thank all for their caring and kindness.
Christian – Age 18
I have double vision before therapy, I need to put a cloth over my other eye to prevent double vision from affecting me. Eventually, my eye doctor recommended me to go to Grand Development Vision Institute to get therapy. At first, it was tough adjusting to the activities. Eventually, I was able to get used to it and lower the frequency of my double vision. Please get therapy for your eyes whenever you can because seeing better is just amazing. Thank you!
Hi there I just wanted to tell you about Zac’s progress because I am just so impressed. When we started in December he was unable to even read his simple sight words like le, de, un etc. But it is only April and he has already progressed to reading at a level! Just a few weeks ago he was at a 3 he is progressing so quickly. His resource teacher told me a few weeks ago he has progressed about 3 times faster that other kids she is helping in his grade. I am just very grateful that we discovered this therapy or he would have been carded as a special needs student for this and it clearly isn’t the case he is brilliant in all other areas of school. So just thank you so very much I feel very blessed to have your expertise in our lives.
Audrey – Age 51
I am very pleased with the results of the vision therapy I had. There is a definite decrease in the headaches I have had and I find that my eyes are less sensitive and not straining as much with focusing. My eyes seem to adjust better and quicker to different situations.
Quentin – Age 8
At the beginning, Quentin struggled with his reading and was only reading at a grade 1 level. He has improved so much that he is now at a grade 3 level. He also does not mind reading, whereas before, he hated to read. The improvement has been amazing in his reading. He has improved all around but the reading is the most improved. Thank you.
Chris – Age 24
Be patient with the process, be consistent, change will not happen overnight but when it does occur the results will be astonishing. Staff was great, I am extremely happy with everything. I only wish I could have done this sooner.
Jim – Age 39
Dawn was excellent to work with. A lot of work, but worth putting effort in and giving it a chance to work. Great learning experience.
Aiden – Age 9
We noticed a positive change in Aidan’s ability to clear text that he reads. The words no longer split apart or “move around” as he described it. Thanks for your patience in working with Aidan. We are so happy for him.
Michael – Age 35
Helped my issues with motion sickness while riding the bus. Can now ride the bus without fear of getting sick.
Wendy – Age 9
I’ve found that vision therapy has made a big change in my daughter. She is more organized and calm. Her teacher has commented on how far she has come since she has been taking therapy.
Ava – Age 7
I’ve notice huge improvement with Ava’s reading even though she is still reading below her grade level. She has worked very hard this past winter and I am very impressed with the progress made. Also, she likes to show us how she can cross her eyes now.
Layne – Age 7
Layne’s left eye was turning out which brought us to GRAND. We found out after our first appointment that he also could not see in 3D and had little peripheral vision. We started our weekly vision therapy appointments with Victoria and noticed an improvement almost immediately with Layne’s reading. It was completely worth the hard work! Victoria is very patient and encouraging to work with and tries to make each visit fun and interesting. Layne’s eye turn is now completely gone and he is now able to see in 3D!
Kaden – Age 16
I have been taking my son to our family eye doctor for years. Every year I was told that he had a weak left eye and that he could wear glasses, but didn’t need to, as not wearing them wouldn’t make it worse. Last August he saw a different eye doctor. We were told the horrible news that his left eye was bad and that it should have been corrected years ago. We were also told that it was too late now and that there was no hope! I shed many tears! I decided to do some research on my own and that is when I learned of GRAND. I called and cried out my story of no hope to Lindsay. She was so kind and assured me that they could help. And now, a BIG thanks to Dawn for all your hard work! His Grade Level Efficiency in reading has gone from a grade 4 level to grade 11! You are awesome!
Misty – Age 10
I have been taking my daughter to our family eye doctor for years and I was told that she had a weak left eye. Last August she saw a different eye doctor, as our doctor was on holidays. We were told that her left eye was not good and that it should have been corrected years ago. We were also told that it was probably too late now, but we could try patching and see if it might help. I decided to do some research on my own and that is when I learned of GRAND. Everyone there was so kind! A BIG thank you to Victoria for all your efforts! Misty no longer has a lazy eye! You are amazing!
Olivia – Age 11
Before vision therapy, I was having problems with headaches, blurry vision and trouble with reading. I also had one weaker eye. After vision therapy, my weaker eye has become closer in strength with my other eye and all of my other problems are gone. I am happy with my results and Victoria helped me a lot! Thank you!