Therapy is starting to really help my vision. It is clearly identifying my problem areas. Double vision is slowly disappearing, vision to my sides remains an issue, along with a slow processing time from my eyes to my brain. The therapy is exercising my eye muscles and my brain. I am more exhausted after my eye therapy than physical therapy, I hope my vision continues to recover so I can drive again.
In 1st grade we noticed Maverick was having a lot of difficulty reading and his handwriting was becoming progressively worse. He had also been complaining that if he looked at something too long everything would get very blurry. I took him to get an eye exam and a functional vision screening through which we learned the vision in his right eye was about 20/20 and the left eye was about 20/40 and also showed he had intermittent amblyopia (lazy eye) amongst other things and it was recommended I start him in Vision Therapy ("VT"). Dr. Sharieff was recommended to me by a Pediatric Neurologist and I'm so glad she was. She and her staff have been so helpful. They have been working with Maverick now for almost 9 months and in that time we have seen drastic improvements in Maverick's reading and writing. His school does a reading assessment at the start, middle & end of the school year. The start of 1st grade he was way below the benchmark he needed to be and by the end he had reached the benchmark he needed to be at which I attribute to help I received from the school, working with him at home & all the help from VT. VT has not only helped Maverick academically but also his coordination has improved which was noticed by his Tae Kwon Do Instructor. The improvements he's shown have given his overall self-esteem a boost and where he used to resist reading he now enjoys it more. VT has really made a difference & for that I THANK Dr. Sharieff and your staff for all the hard work and dedication you provide us & your other patients.
- Reading has improved and in turn, so has her comprehension. She has begun scoring well on her reading comprehension tests. Still working on her reading at her age/grade level.
- She has gotten better at discerning her " b/d" and "p/g'' when reads and writes.
- Reading speed has increased.
Noticed some improvement in AIDEN'S speech. He's using more words to make complete sentences. He asks more opened-ended questions... Repeating more words. His behavior has also improved.
My son Aiden after the therapy started to talk in more complete sentences. He started to ask more questions. He would repeat what we would say repeat again later. He also would get mad but instead of lashing out, he would control his temper more.
Since Ian started his vision therapy we have seen improvement in cognitive skills both at home and at his adult day program. He seems to have a more avid interest in puzzles and computers (things that were previously more difficult due to visual tracking problems). His ability to understand what he visualizes seems to have improved remarkably. The vision therapy seems to have been of great benefit to Ian.
Ryan has made such huge improvements with reading. He went from getting 2/10 or 4/10 on his AR (Accelerated Reading) to mostly 100% on his reading tests. His attitude toward reading has greatly improved as a result of his successes on these tests. He is learning to enjoy reading for pleasure.
MOM, (STEPHANIE WINTERS)
Vision Therapy has been working great for both of my sons. For my elder son, his eye power was rapidly increasing and that is when I consulted Dr. Shariff and started Vision Therapy. The Doctor constantly monitors the progress. And the results were amazing. His eye power growth rate dropped significantly.
All the therapists are well-trained, patient, and friendly. I'm really moved by Mike's passion towards therapy and all his energy. My kids enjoy working with him and look forward to therapy sessions every week. My elder son recently started using Ortho-K lenses at night and is getting comfortable with them. Looking at all the fun my elder son is having, my younger son (4) joined the party as well. It is more like playing fun games for them here than formal therapy.
Vision Therapy is great! For my elder son, the eye power was increasing very rapidly and that is when I consulted Dr. Sheriff and started Vision Therapy for him. She constantly monitored the progress. The results were amazing.
The eye power growth rate significantly dropped now. With the eye exercises and fun activities that train his eyes, my son is having fun. All the therapists are well trained, patient, and friendly. I'm really moved by the passion that Mike carries with him towards therapy and all his energy. My kids enjoy working with him and it is more like playing fun games than formal therapy with him.
He also tried Ortho-K nighttime lenses recently and is getting comfortable with it now. Looking at all the fun my elder son (9) is having, my younger son (4) joined the party as well. Now both are having a great time and they look forward to the therapy session every week.
Before I started their vision therapy I already could tell that my eyes were misaligned. Asking about it on one of my annual checkups is when I have found what I have is called strabismus. Little did I know before then that my left eye actually was being ignored on a daily basis and that I have been looking through primarily my right eye only.
Vision therapy has helped me train my left eye so it can work together with my right. The training so far not only has helped me see through both and improve merging but also has strengthened my left eye as well to see better overall as it is my weaker eye. There is still more to go to get them to merge fully however the difference from when I started is there.
Before it required a lot of effort to both keep my left eye active and merge both horizontally but now on the exercises, we do it's almost effortless to merge them horizontally and keep my left eye active which is a great improvement to how it was pre-therapy. Employees are also very friendly and like to share what is going on.
My son suffered a tragedy which left him vision impaired to the point of becoming legally blind. Through the amazing efforts of Dr. Sharieff and her therapy staff, my son is making steady improvements. Dr. Sharieff is a compassionate and well-versed professional. Her innovative and well-researched therapies reach many patients like my son. Lori, her office manager, is amazing and extremely helpful. We are forever in debt to Jessica and Lena as vision therapists.
Before I did vision therapy I had extremely painful headaches due to a concussion six months ago. For vision therapy, I was put on their bed that had a blinking light. I made a lot of progress since my first day of vision therapy and my headaches are better too.
Vision Therapy helped me a lot by making my usıon cleaver, and I can see small things better now. It helped me for school to read and cony off of the board better. I have noticed a big change, from when I first started to now. My eyes are becoming stronger. Thank you for helping me with my vision.
We first came to Dr. Sheriff's office to begin sensory learning for our son, who was 3 at the time with autism Before we started the therapy, he was so hyperactive I couldn't lake him out without a kid leash, he had non-conversational speech, and his sensory sensitivities were so bad he couldn't even stand to have food in his mouth.
After the third day, my husband asked our son, 'Hit How are you?" Our son turned around and said, "Hi Daddy, I'm fine, how are you?" Both of us stood there in shock- it was the first time our son had ever responded to this question without just repeating the question we asked him After the 5th day, he started singing along to songs in the car, and we noticed a big improvement in his awareness. Even his speech and occupational therapists couldn't believe how calm and in the moment he was becoming.
I definitely would recommend sensory learning for any parent with a child on the spectrum. I will be doing the therapy with my younger son when he is a little older.
It was worth taking the time and energy to come here I feel like. I wouldn't have come this far in improving my vision without the help of Dr. Shariff and everyone else.
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Tustin office staff are friendly and communicate well with parents. The staff work with the unique needs of the child. They find what motivates & work to encourage the child motivates & encourages. The child through reach activity. Our 7-year-old son enjoys therapy and feels it is helpful.
What was the reason you (or your child) came to vision therapy?
Low reading levels Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosis, difficulty with focus when reading, low stamina when reading.
What did you think of your (or your child's) vision therapy results?
Karter continues to improve in his reading ability endurance and his writing has improved as well. Behaviorally are have noticed he is better able to be flexible, where he used to be rigid.
What would you tell someone who wasn't sure if they wanted to do Vision Therapy?
We have found it to be helpful & me continue to see our 7-year-old son grow from being behind by 2-grade levels in reading. I now enjoy reading.
I have been working with Vision Performance Optometric Center for about 3 months now. Dr. Sharieff, Malika, and all the rest of the staff I have interacted with have been very professional, knowledgeable, skilled, caring, and kind. My visual issues have been improving according to their assessments, so I am hopeful that my related symptoms will improve soon as well. I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone struggling with visual issues.
I suffer from chronic migraines and have had over 30 doctor's appointments, 17 medications, and 8 procedures. After two years I found vision therapy and in a couple of months, my symptoms have gone from chronic to the minor. It has helped me in not only my diagnosis but to excel in my school. I would rate my VT experience as an 1000/10!
I had a car accident 17 months ago. I got hit by a semi-truck on the freeway from behind while my car was stopped late at night in a construction zone on the 405 two South@Springalale. I don't remember anything and I was unconscious for an hour. It’s been a long recovery from traumatic brain injury laughing with my belly all bagged up. I thank god for covariance disability insurance to all of my helpful therapists like the people here at Dr. Sharieff's office Vanessa, Anthony, Adnieure, and of course, Dr. Sharieff who makes it all possible.
I have worked with Vanessa once a week for 3 months now. She has really really helped me in many areas, especially in my brain functioning, response time, and visual-spatial skills. She always pays attention & monitors my progress, I know what the activities are for the day. I enjoy coming here for 55-45 min. I can shut off most of the world & just be present to exercise my brain eyes. I am very thankful for the wonderful work that the team does here at Vision Therapy. I highly recommend them here for anyone recovering from an injury, an accident, or just "working out" their brain's eyes.
THANK YOU, DAVİD SHILLING
My name is Karter. I am 7. I think the office helps me see and notice friends move. It helps me read higher-level books.
I like working with Ms. Vanessa. My favorite game is the light board. I got a high score of 12. Vision Therapy is helping me. I like it. It is hard sometimes then. I take a deep breath and try again.
In 1st grade, we noticed Maverick was having a lot of difficulty rearing and his handwriting was becoming progressively worse. He had also been complaining that if he looked at something too long everything would get very blurry. I took him to get an eye exam and a functional vision screening through which we learned the vision in his right eye was about 20/20 and the left eye was about 20/40 and also showed he had intermittent amblyopia(lazy eye) amongst other things and it was recommended I start him in Vision Therapy ("VT"). Dr. Sharieff was recommended to me by a Pediatric Neurologist and I'm so glad she was. She and her staff have been so helpful.
They have been working with Maverick now for almost 9 months and in that time we have seen drastic improvements in Maverick's reading and writing. His school does a reading assessment at the start, middle & end of the school year. The start of 1st grade he was way below the benchmark he needed to be and by the end he had reached the benchmark he needed to be at which I attribute to the help I received from the school, working with him at home & all the help from VT. VT has not only helped Maverick academically but also his coordination has improved which was noticed by his The Kwon Do Instructor.
The improvements he's shown have given his overall self-esteem a boost and where he used to resist reading he now enjoys it more. VT has really made a difference & for that I Thank Dr. Sharieff and your staff for all the hard work and dedication you provide us & your other patients.
Nicole (Maverick's Mom )