The names Robin Benoit and Jillian Benoit are synonymous with Vision Therapy. Robin and her daughter Jillian are tireless advocates; they Skype with optometry schools world-wide, and give presentations at conferences. Furthermore, both Robin and Jillian reach out to vision therapy patients and their families to lend a listening ear or encouragement.
A little over a year ago, when we first decided to pursue vision therapy for our daughter, one of the first books I read was “Jillian’s Story: How Vision Therapy Changed My Daughter’s Life” Robin and Jillian’s first book. After reading about Jillian’s experiences with vision therapy, and how much her life has improved since she completed her program I knew that my husband & I had made the right choice for our daughter.
Now, Robin and Jillian have released a new book entitled, “Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too.” With a Foreword by Larry Fitzgerald, all-pro wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals (and a former vision therapy patient), this latest publication includes twenty-two true stories of both children and adults, whose lives have been changed for the better because of vision therapy.
“Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too” features inspirational stories including that of R.J. (chapter 8), a little boy who was so unhappy at school, he once hid in a closet. Initially diagnosed with receptive-expressive disorder and ADD, R.J’s parents took him to see a behavioural optometrist who discovered R.J. had amblyopia, and it was interfering with his ability to learn. (Now 9 years old, R.J. loves school and continues to do well in his vision therapy program.)
“Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too” isn’t limited to the success of young children either. It also includes chapters profiling adults who have experienced success following a vision therapy program.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to purchase your copy of “Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too” now. If you’re an optometrist offering Vision Therapy consider adding this book to your information kits for prospective VT patients.
To order your copy, please visit www.Jilliansstory.com. Or visit the “Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too” Facebook page.
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