I went to see Mr Hay of Jenson & Ledingham initially to help me with problems I was having with my vision and reading. Mr Hay conducted an eye test and I was prescribed with my new glasses.
After a couple of weeks I went back to Mr Hay as I was still having problems with my vision and the ability to read. During this consultation with Mr Hay, we discussed that the problem I was experiencing was not with my sight and suggested ‘Vision Therapy’. The following week I completed an in-depth medical and behavioural questionnaire, which when reviewed, revealed that I would benefit from ‘Vision Therapy’ sessions.
The treatment was 5-days of intense therapy, one session in the morning and one in the afternoon, these sessions included light therapy and exercises for balance and visual perception, this was followed by one-hour weekly sessions. During these sessions Mr Hay and I would go through certain exercises for balance, visual perception and light therapy. I was given exercises to do at home and over time my vision began to improve. After a few months I asked Mr Hay to re-examine my sight again as I felt the glasses initially prescribed to me weren’t right anymore and to my delight the test showed that my eyesight had improved.
It’s hard to explain to someone who doesn’t have problems with their vision how debilitating poor vision can be and for years I struggled with reading and would never read anything out loud for fear of reading the word wrong and recently double vision, but now my vision is so much better and my confidence in reading has improved tenfold. I would recommend ‘Vision Therapy’ to anyone who has vision difficulties, there is help out there, and you don’t have to struggle in silence.