Amblyopia, Diplopia, Strabismus Success Stories

The cure rates for turned eyes and lazy eye are much higher when vision therapy (VT) programs are used, as compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching without use of VT. Although early treatment may be most effective, recent scientific research has disproven the long-held belief that children with lazy eye (amblyopia) cannot be helped after age seven.** In fact, our office successfully treats patients well beyond.

** Surprising results from a nationwide clinical trial show that many children age seven through 17 with amblyopia (lazy eye) may benefit from treatments that are more commonly used on younger children according to research conducted by the NEI-funded Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group.

Success Stories

Results with Adult Lazy Eye

I took eye therapy in 1950 when I was eight years old. I wore patches on my glasses an did eye exercises at home every day for several years. As an adult, my problem manifested itself again as my eye turned out more, my vision was not as sharp as it was; and reading, especially in the evening, was harder. I also experienced having my eye turn out so far that it would actually hurt.

I changed eye doctors several times hoping eventually I would get a doctor that could help me. Finally, out of desperation, I went on the Internet and typed in “adult lazy eye” and up popped Excel Institute of Shelby addressing my concerns of adult lazy eye. Excel sent me some information in the mail and shortly afterwards I made my first appointment to see Dr. Haba.

Right away I knew I found “my doctor.” She knew exactly what I was talking about when I explained what I was experiencing. She fitted me with new glasses and shortly after I started my 12 weeks of eye therapy. I immediately liked and felt comfortable with Jane, my therapist. She made eye therapy fun and I was eager to learn more each week.

I have completed my 12 weeks of in office therapy and am now working once a day on Home Therapy System (HTS), a very challenging computer program. I am so pleased to say that even at 64 there are results and hope!

Julia Kroctsch

Success Controlling Both Eyes

My daughter, Oana, was diagnosed with amblyopia (one eye working harder than the other eye) and started therapy in at Excel Institute of Shelby. When she began therapy she could not see well through her right eye because she was forcing herself to look through her left eye only. After therapy, she can control both eyes thoroughly and see correctly.

At the beginning of vision therapy I was a bit skeptical not knowing if this would produce results. Now I am the happiest mother in the world because my daughter, who is an “A: student, can fulfill her dreams and live her life the way she plans. She will not have others tell her what her limits are.

I recommend this to all parents that have children with this problem. Vision therapy is hard work, but as soon as you see results, it will be worth every second and every penny. This can change your child’s life forever. Thank you Dr. Haba and therapists who helped Oana.

Mrs. Isabela Vesa

Five Years After Vision Therapy – It’s Still Working
“Over five years ago, I received a telephone call from my daughter’s 1st grade teacher telling me Amanda was struggling academically and was not learning how to read.As a parent and elementary school teacher, I felt frustrated by a lack of understanding of what was causing my daughter’s inability to learn in school. She was a bright, curious, athletic, articulate little girl who loved to be read to. Amanda showed no signs of developmental problems.

After several years of extensive testing and a variety of tutorial help, Amanda was one of those “consistently inconsistent” students. She worked hard but did not make the progress she should have been making for the amount of time spent and the effort expended. It was during this time that we discovered she was Dyslexic.

Visual Therapy was the only option. Subsequently, Amanda completed a year of an Individualized Visual Therapy Program through Excel Institute. It wasn’t till then things started to connect for Amanda. Her reading, spelling and writing skills started to excel. Last year she received straight A’s. We are so proud of her.”
Mrs. Rechtigel


Success without Eye Muscle Surgery for Lazy Eye, Strabismus, Exotropia, Hypertropia, Esotropia, etc.

There is no appearance of a turn and people who hear my story don’t believe that… read more.

Dr. Sue Barry — Science and Splash

Don’t miss this one! Dr. Sue Barry is a neuroscientist and a Professor at Mt. Holyoke College… Read more.