Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of treating thousands of patients. These are just a few of their stories. Enjoy!
Colin Kageyama, O.D., FCOVD is rated 5 out of 5.0 based on 21 ratings.
I was shocked to find that my daughter had lazy eye when she was fine during a physical exam. I visited a couple of doctors and was convinced by the positive effect of vision therapy. When my daughter visited the first doctor, her approach was to do eye patching, but she said that it [lazy eye] may come back in the future, so my daughter may still need to patch her eyes in the future, which really concerned me. Then we visited Dr. Kageyama. He gave us a very good explanation about vision therapy and its positive results.
After about six months of vision therapy, my daughter’s lazy eye improved significantly from the power of +3.50 and dropped to +2.00.
She was able to use both of her eyes together with help of eye glasses. Now the power has dropped to +1.25. She can see very well even with eye glasses.
Dr. Kageyama is a very experienced doctor. He is very patient, caring and professional, especially since he is very motivated to find out new solutions every time he encounters a new problem during the vision problem.
Another doctor referred Laura for Vision Therapy and said it would be helpful for her lazy eye. After the first three visits for Vision Therapy, she noticed that she could read better. After about 2 months, she noticed that when she covered her good eye, she could see better with her other eye. There was no more blurred or double vision.
Debbie was a good student but was limited by headaches and a lazy eye. Vision therapy helped eliminate her headaches and double vision. She was always a good student but now her work was completed much quicker, leaving her time to complete her after school sports.
She went on to get a college degree and later an M.D. with her residency in pediatrics.
Bill had some advanced electro-diagnostic testing on him and stated that it would be impossible to treat his case of lazy eye… that Bill’s brain did not have the potential to ever see with his left eye. Bill’s parents had brought him in because he was a big athlete… 11 year old who could not hit a baseball. He had a prescription of zero in his right eye and +4.00 in the left eye with less than 20/400 acuity.
After working with him, his acuity built to 20/25 in his left eye, with normal binocular fusion, and depth perception. He did very well in little league baseball the following year, hitting several home runs!
Andrew was a 6 year old with a lazy eye and over seven units of farsightedness in his left eye. A program of vision therapy corrected his lazy eye and reduced his farsightedness. Over the next four years, the farsightedness in his left eye dropped an incredible 6.75 diopters!
This was the largest drop in farsightedness of any patient that I had treated up to that time. That drop was larger than any recorded in the vision literature!
We received a letter from the school stating that Priyanka's left eye was 20/50. We brought her to Dr. Colin Kageyama as we realized that LAZY LEFT EYE runs in my family and we wanted to make sure that she didn't have it, but SHE DID.
It was a shock that Priyanka could not see well with the left eye - suddenly the changes came along. We were worried that she would have trouble seeing 3D and also later in life with driving.
With commitment for the vision therapy classes, exercises at home and hope... we have seen a remarkable change - she can read everything and definitely has fewer temper tantrums.
We were amazed that her left eye was +3.75 and it fell in six months instead of two years to a 20/15 vision. We are grateful to Dr. Kageyama, Valerie, and Liz. Thank you for giving back her eyesight and she does not need glasses.
Priyanka started vision therapy with a lazy eye of +3.75 farsightedness which was best corrected to 20/50 and which saw 20/60 without glasses. She had eyestrain and reading-related complaints. Her farsightedness in the dominant eye was +0.75 with 20/15 acuity.
Three months of vision therapy and three months of monitoring resulted in a reduction in farsightedness to +1.00 in the lazy eye, with 20/15 acuity, both with and without lenses.
A classmate of mine once told me, "I know you are really into vision therapy, could you work with my son who has a crossed eye?" A few weeks later, he brought his 4 year old son in to see me, and started my first program of vision therapy. What an incredibly difficult case for a "first vision therapy patient!" Constant crossed eye, did not straighten with glasses, only 4 years old, so effort and cooperation would be a challenge. Twenty years later, at a class reunion my classmate came up to me and said… "I never had the opportunity to thank you for curing our son. Right after you worked with him, his eyes straightened, and they have stayed straight for the past 21 years. He has done great in school, was a good athlete, and graduated from college a few years ago.
In first grade, Brandon’s school had a vision test and they noticed that both of his eyes would slightly cross. They recommended that I take him to an optometrist for further testing. I took him to a new optometrist and she confirmed that his eyes do cross and she recommended that we take him to Dr. Kageyama. I thought that Dr. Kageyama would be a good fit for my son based on all the positive reviews I have read. I made an appointment and after the consultation, I was told that Brandon would need 40 sessions of vision therapy to help his strabismus and depth perception."
"Dr. Kageyama was very patient with my son even when Brandon had bouts of stubbornness. The doctor kept me well informed of my son’s therapy every step of the way and gave me progress reports. Midway through the therapy, I realized how much Brandon’s vision improved. It turns out the slight crossing of his eyes gave him double vision which he wasn’t aware of since it was something he was born with."
"As soon as Brandon realized he was seeing double and with the aide of therapy, eh was able to change what he sees and make it converge. This change enabled him to improve in many areas academically and physically.
He developed better balance and learned how to ride a bike.
He also began reading and increased his reading level.
He finished the entire Harry Potter series within a few months.
At the end of therapy, the doctor assessed that his reading was on a 7th grade level. Vision therapy has significantly improved Brandon's vision, which affects all aspects of his life.
In one year, Brandon's reading jumped from the pre-kindergarten level to the 7th grade! This was an incredible 8-year jump in reading in seven months. He was only in 3rd grade. His reading continued to skyrocket and 8 months after finishing vision therapy, he was reading at early high school level. He went from one of the worst readers in his class to one of the best.