Nicholas

Nicholas

Eight years ago my son, Nicholas, was in elementary school and struggling with reading and writing. His teachers always commented to me that, “there was something there” preventing him from progressing. Verbally, at 10-years-old, he scored at the level of a 20-year-old and he was always very willing to read but it was just one word at a time. Then we were referred to Dr. O’Connor.

Recently, Nicholas graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School. In the beginning of his senior year, he was ranked 40 out of 302 students! He is a member of the National Honor Society, received four scholarships and a Certificate of Excellence/Outstanding Student from BOCES. He was accepted at every college to which he applied and will be attending Paul Smith College in the Adirondacks for Environmental/Wildlife Science.

I share this with you because Dr. O’Connor changed his life! He went from a struggling elementary school student to a successful and exceling high school student.

Occasionally, Nicholas will explain to someone how I put him in a closet and he stared at a green light. It definitely raises some eyebrows, but what a difference it has made!

We can’t thank Dr. O’Connor enough for providing your services. We are extremely grateful.

Nicholas

Debbie

Debbie

When I started Phototherapy, I had limited peripheral vision. The treatment was not easy for me because many times I was dizzy and nauseous afterward. Dr. O’Connor and the staff were very encouraging. Sharon & Kristi were patient and helpful. Now, after 20 sessions of Phototherapy and almost a year of Vision Therapy, I can drive again without having someone with me and I am enrolled fulltime in college.

I have had an extremely positive experience (with Dr. O’Connor). I didn’t know where to turn a year ago. I pretty much thought that I would have to learn to live with being dizzy, having headaches, poor memory and concentration, problems focusing, blurred vision, etc.

Now, I have my life back!

Debbie

Alan

Alan

Before Vision Therapy, 5-year-old Alan was unable to run without constantly looking at the ground, was unable to descend stairs using alternating feet, and avoided typical childhood activities like climbing, jumping, swinging, and riding a bike. He also avoided fine motor skills activities such as drawing, coloring, and printing.

Thanks to Vision Therapy with Dr. O’Connor, Alan now runs full speed with his eyes looking forward, handles stairs without hesitation, and no longer avoids any fine or gross motor skills activities. His self-esteem has soared because his sense of safety and spatial confidence is more prevalent than the fear of falling or getting hurt.

Vision Therapy with Dr. O’Connor helped to improve his balance and depth perception; because of this Alan is a happier little boy. His whole life changed because of Vision Therapy. His risk taking, endurance, and confidence have grown and, most importantly, he is so much happier!

Alan

David

David

As a result of a stroke with traumatic brain injury that I suffered in March, 2016, I was left blind on the right side of my field of vision.

I completed the months of rehabilitation, including Vision Therapy, but I felt that there must be something else I could do to improve. Most of my doctors indicated there was nothing else that could be done.

Finally, I was referred to Dr. Richard O’Connor. Before Vision Therapy with him, I was very hesitant to walk in a public place such as a store due to the fact that I thought I would run into people or trip over unseen objects. I was virtually a shut-in and very depressed. I felt I had lost all my independence.

After completing initial testing and evaluation, I began my Vision Therapy. Dr. O’Connor gave me the confidence to return to most of my normal activities like shopping, running errands, meeting friends, going to the gym, etc. With his recommended techniques and special equipment, I can safely drive my car on a limited basis. This has made a huge improvement in my quality of life and morale.

In summation, I feel the Vision Therapy I received was one of the most beneficial and worthwhile treatments that I have ever experienced. I would like to thank Dr. O’Connor and his entire excellent professional staff for helping me return to my daily activites.

David