Patient Testimonials

  1. I struggled with a vision problem since I was two years old. When I was in elementary school and high school, my vision problems caused me to do poorly. I would stay up all night studying but the highest grade I would receive was a C. From the moment I walked through the doors of Plano, my life changed forever. I learned about the importance of vision and I learned that my dreams of becoming an outstanding teacher could come true. Today I represent what it means to take someone by the hand until they can help themselves. My dream of becoming a teacher came true. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, a Masters in Reading and a Special Education Endorsement.
    Marita Simmons Peyton, M.A., Vision Therapy Patient, 2015
  2. Thanks to Plano, I was able to enter into the Air Force’s fighter pilot training and graduate after 3 years of pilot training.
    Durwood Jones, Vision Therapy Patient, 2015
  3. Before I started at Plano, I was afraid to pick up a book. I couldn’t see things clearly in one of my eyes. Therapy helped me see better, read better, do better in school and I’m now more confident.
    Desmond Berdell, Vision Therapy Patient, 2013
  4. I am an 18 year old college student currently attending Tufts University in Med-ford, Massachusetts aspiring to become a bilingual emergency medicine physician. When I was six years old, I had difficulty reading aloud and putting words togeth-er. My parents were introduced to the vision therapy program at Plano and I believe that because of Plano I was able to achieve my dream of attending Tufts University on a full scholarship.
    Wayne Hosley, Jr, Patient, 2012
  5. I was in the third grade seeing double, getting headaches, missing school and making my father worried for my future. I often said I was sick to skip school and my grades reflected this attitude. On the advice of Dr. Eleanor Pick, my father brought me to Plano for an examina-tion and as a result, I started visual therapy on Saturday mornings. It was a long road but ultimately it resulted in my receiving a Double Bachelors Degree in Communication and English Literature, a Masters in English Literature and a Masters in Juris Prudence. Now I am a Deputy Commissioner with the Department of Buildings.
    James Harney, An Early Vision Therapy Patient, 2009
  6. I have been working in the medical field for eighteen years. Several years ago I no-ticed that I was having trouble seeing and I was writing below the line while filling out some of my patient charts. After going to several Optometrist offices and spending hundreds of dollars, my vision problems still existed. The Developmental Optometrist at Plano diagnosed me as having a functional vi-sion problem. I was prescribed glasses with prism lenses. Over the next two years my world opened up. I no longer struggled with my sight and my job performance improved so much that I started getting promotions. I am now in the process of working on my Masters Degree in Health Administration.
    Leonard Peyton, An Adult Patient, 2009
  7. It has been nearly 30 years and I still remember many of the techniques and thera-pies in which I participated. I have nearly perfect vision in my right eye but was declared legally blind, now probably visually impaired, in my left eye. To this day, many exclaim in surprise at the vast difference of the two measurements of vision. I may never have 20/20 vision but thanks to Dr. Johnson-Brown and the Plano Child Development Center, I have better vision than I would have had on my own.
    Stacy M. Sturdivant, Patient, 2007
  8. I developed eye problems at an early age. For a very long time I didn't know why I couldn't see the board at school. My mother finally recognized my problem and got me glasses. Even though they improved my vision, I still had problems in school. I came to Plano and began to do a lot better in school. My grades improved from what they were. All the work was worth it to get a better understanding.
    Susan Randle, Patient, 2001
  9. When I was 17 years old, I became a vision therapy patient of Dr. Stephanie John-son-Brown. Because of her help, I am a graduate of St. Xavier University and now teach school.
    Marita Rhoda Simmons, Former Plano Vision Therapy Patient, Current Ele-mentary School Teacher, 2/99