Our son was diagnosed with strabismus esotropia when he was two years old and received surgery to correct it within the year. It wasn’t until he was ten and we started seeing a new optometrist that vision therapy was recommended. His depth perception was terrible, he would get headaches doing schoolwork, he couldn’t catch a ball, and he had to sit very close to the TV when playing video games. We started with an evaluation for a baseline and then tried 6 months of therapy in the office plus daily homework on a program that he found boring and tedious (cost: $1700). He repeated the evaluation and had made definite progress, but we were not in a place to fork over another $1700, plus weekly trips to the therapist’s office, and our son was pretty burned out on the homework through them.
At this point, we found Amblyoplay and decided to give it a shot for six months since it was a fraction of the price and looked much more engaging. He retook his evaluation at the office and has improved tremendously! His scores went from 17 (baseline) to 31 (after six months and $1700) to 50 (after six months of Amblyoplay for 5-6 days/week). He still has some work to do, but we are so pleased with the results and his symptoms are getting better functionally as well. He also loves the games and variety, so it keeps him motivated. Great program at a great price!