How Vision Therapy Changed
My Daughter's Life
An inspiring tale of determination,
How Vision Therapy Changed My Daughter's
Life offers a deeply personal account along with
life-changing information on the importance of
At the age of five, Jillian Benoit
with Amblyopia, a condition in which a child is
born with good vision in one eye and extremely
weak vision in the other-she bed been legally
blind in one eye since birth, and no one knew it.
After Receiving the diagnosis, the
embarked on a six-year odyssey to improve
Jillian's vision-eye patches, thick glasses, visits
to doctors' offices, and constant struggles with
academics-before finally discovering the
wonders of vision therapy.
Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed
My Life Too
After Jillian's Story: How Vision
Therapy Changed My Daughter's Life was published, someone asked me “Where is
your research data proving that vision therapy works?” My reply was that I am
part of the data. I said that vision therapy is for people and only people can
tell you if it works.
I am not a one-in-a-million case.
Countless people of all ages have been through vision therapy and it has changed
their lives for the better. I hope this book will open the eyes of those who
have rejected vision therapy. Thank you to everyone who wrote to me and shared
their vision therapy success. You are the reason our book is titled Dear
I went on a two-year
tour of America's optometry colleges thanks to the Optometric Extension Program
Foundation and HOYA. I spoke to thousands of students and faculty, in person or
via Skype presentations, and told them, "You may not offer vision therapy in
your practice when you graduate, but please know what it is and what it can do.
You hold the key to changing someone's life in your hand." I hope you will
be inspired by the twenty-two wonderful people whose stories are shared in this
– Jillian Benoit, age 14