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We provide a unique vision care service called Vision Therapy. You are invited to read hundreds of Vision Therapy Success Stories written by patients (children and adults), parents, and teachers at

Vision Therapy helps people with visual difficulties relating to a wide range of conditions, skills, and/or symptoms, such as:

20/20 Eyesight, ADD-ADHD, Lazy Eye, Blurred Vision, Convergence Insufficiency, Crossed Eyes, Depth Perception, Dizziness and Motion Sickness, Double Vision, Eye Strain & Fatigue, Eye Tracking & Eye Teaming, Headaches, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Non-verbal Learning Disorders (NLD), Special Education, Reading Improvement, School Performance, Sports, Strabismus or Lazy Eye Surgery, Esotropia,

and much MORE..!

Read what hundreds of people have written when asked “What changes have you seen as a result of a Vision Therapy program?” or “How has Vision Therapy changed your life and/or your child’s life?” Go to Vision Therapy Success Stories.

Joe, a seven year old boy from placentia was diagnosed with ADD and substantial learning disability. His motor skills were of age 4 and he had difficulty staying focused and had a severe learning disability. Joe went through our 37 session VT program and improved his reading ability by over 2 grades. He developed confidence and went on to be a better performer. As his school teacher puts it as ” Most improved class perforamce” that she has ever seen.

My son Tommy aged 9 had difficult time staying focused. He would easily get distracted and getting normal chores done was a challenge. I have seen very significant changes in him during and after the therapy. He is calmer and his work habits have changed dramatically. Where it used to take him as much as 3 hours to finish 45 minutes worth of homework, he now completes it in about an hour. He also seems much happier with himself and less frustrated.

The staff is kind, caring, and extremely dedicated. My husband and I are so glad we begin this treatment for our son. To see his progress and success is such a reward

My 12 year old son’s pediatrician recommended me to see Dr. Sharieff about my son’s lack of concentration and vision problem. At that time our son was receiving other therapies to help him deal with autism, including speech therapy and several medications.

Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke

I am 33 years old, and was in a coma for week last year after falling asleep behind the wheel of my car. 6 months after the accident many of my physical injuries had healed, but I still had severe double vision, which I thought might be permanent.

Dr. Sharieff prescribed me a pair of prism glasses so I didn’t have to wear my eye patch anymore, and I began attending vision therapy sessions once a week. The therapy was actually kind of fun, and they even taught me how to do home exercises.

My vision has recovered so much that I don’t even need to wear my glasses anymore. Without double vision life is so much easier, and even started working again – thanks

O.C. Vision Therapy Center !

Larry Reyes , 38.

On November 3 2008 my life changed dramatically, I had a stroke. I had 3 clots in my blood affecting my right side. My vision was also affected; it was blurry and my left peripheral vision in both eyes was gone. I was at Hoag Hospital for a week, and during this time my speech sounded horrible. I was slurring so badly that I sounded drunk, and I couldn’t even walk or write my name.

Then I went to Health South Tustin Rehab where I began specific rehabilitation. I attended speech, physical, and occupational therapy. In speech therapy I started out with basic tongue movements to better my speech. In physical therapy I learned to walk again, and in occupational therapy I worked on my right side. I remember using my right hand to place small pegs in a board that stood upright. I lived there for two weeks while my strength slowly recovered. I missed sleeping in my own bed, but I was so tired by the end of the day I was happy to have any bed.

After Health South I continued therapy on an outpatient bases through Hoag Hospital .

I felt tired much of the time, but I was slowly regaining my strength (and I was happy to be sleeping in my own bed). One of the first things to recover seemed to be my balance. I scored “normal” on their balance machine and was released from physical therapy after about a month and a half. I also worked a lot on fine motor skills in occupational therapy, such as picking up coins with my right hand.

My speech and writing needed a lot more work (I could barely write my name). My girlfriend Jodie encouraged me to write an article from a magazine everyday. I stuck with it and steadily saw improvement. In speech therapy I would both read articles out loud and talk on the phone to practice speaking clearly. One exercise I remember involved recalling details. I would listen to the therapist read a short paragraph, and then repeat back all the details I could remember. I was released from both speech and occupational therapy after about four months.

Although my speech and writing was improving, my vision was not. I then began attending vision therapy twice a week. At vision therapy I was introduced to Nova Vision, a computer program I could work on daily at home. The program prints out progress reports so I am able to track the improvement I have been making in my peripheral vision blind spots.

After four months I participated in the Sensory Learning program. The O.C. Vision Therapy Center is the only location in Orange County that has the equipment needed for the program. Before the 30-day program was over I immediately noticed some improvements. My speech became clearer, I could meet someone for the first time and they couldn’t even tell I had a stroke.

I also further enhanced my performance on the Vision Center is balance board. In this exercise you wear yoked prism glasses, walk on a balance board at a pace specified by metronome beeps, while reading the letters or numbers printed on a swinging ball. After accomplishing that it was hard to believe I couldn’t even walk less than a year ago. It has now been ten months since my stroke and I’m still improving. I’m driving again (part time) and continue to feel more confident. I’m making plans to start back to work soon as well.

Other Success Stories

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....
- Fath Murray
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...
- Nicole (Maverick's Mom)
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...
- Aiden
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...
- Kathy Furen
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...
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...
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...
- Prasad
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...
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...
- Ellen
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...
- Nicole
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...
- Anthony O.
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...
- Ashley Vecchiolla
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...
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....
- Kevin M.
Please let us know what you thought of our office. Please specify which office, and if multiple, try to comment on both if you can! Tustin office staff are friendly and communicate well with parents. The staff work with the unique needs of the child. They find what motivates &...
- Karter Keller
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...
- Brooke Yetter
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...
- Lauren
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...
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...
- Karter