“As a result of these lessons, I now am able to judge a fly ball in the outfield, and see the ball all the way as it crosses the plate”
I am a sophomore in high school and I have played baseball since I was seven years old. Although I have never been the best player on the field, I was the player who always practiced longer and harder than any other member of my team. Since I started playing, I have always struggled with seeing the ball as it came across the plate, or judging a fly ball in the outfield.
In October of last year I was chosen to play on a 16U team for Brooklyn Baseball Academy. After the coach watched me practice for a couple of months, he pulled me aside one day and had me take a depth perception test which I failed. He asked my Mom to have my vision tested, especially my depth perception. Now for the last nine months, I have been a patient at Washington Vision Therapy Center.
Dr. Winters and my therapist James focused a lot of my therapy lessons around baseball. As a result of these lessons, I now am able to judge a fly ball in the outfield, and see the ball all the way as it crosses the plate. Because of my nine months of intense vision therapy, I was able to play approximately 50 games this summer as a pitcher and left fielder and never made an error in the field. For me, this is something I never thought could have been possible.
The second semester of my freshman year, I made the honor roll for the first time. Reading and seeing in the classroom has become easier and less stressful, and studying has become easier and less of a struggle. Vision Therapy has also helped with my driving; this summer I turned 16 and got my driver’s license. I am now able to judge distances better, and feel I am a much better driver because of my therapy lessons.
Because of Dr. Winters and James I am now able to perform at a higher level in the sport that I love, BASEBALL, and I have the confidence to know I can do anything I set out to do.