“Clarendon Vision Development Center staff is welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Dr. Cumings is extremely knowledgeable and authentic. Her assessment was comprehensive and I valued time spent to explain my vision problem. I look forward to a long professional relationship with the center and Dr. Cumings.”
“Love it here. The doctor is so understanding of your needs. She really takes her time in working with you and never in a hurry to get you out. Questions you have are answered honestly and with knowledge.
The lady that takes you back at first is also so very understanding and kind. Would not change to go somewhere much closer.”
“The staff and doctor Cumings were wonderful. I’ve never had an eye exam that was so thorough and actually addressed all my issues. Everyone was sweet and very helpful. The only place I’ll be trusting for my eye care. Thank you!”
“My experience with Clarendon Vision Development has been the best experience with a medical provider that I’ve ever had. After a lifetime of headaches and visual symptoms that went ignored by other kinds of doctors or attributed to stress, migraines, etc. I came to Clarendon Vision Development to inquire about possible binocular vision issues. Dr. Amber Cumings was the first doctor to ever listen to me thoroughly, to consider all parts of my medical history, and to spend adequate time addressing specific questions and concerns. Even after I was prescribed glasses to help with my symptoms and still experienced difficulties , Dr. Cumings double checked until we found the right prescription to help me at this time. I never felt like my questions were burdensome or silly. I always felt respected as a patient. Additionally, the optical and administrative staff is always kind, courteous, and prompt. I’ve never had issues scheduling appointments or having glasses fitted or adjusted. I’m extremely grateful to have found this practice and to finally experience some relief from previously unaddressed vision issues.”
“My daughter is usually very nervous when going to the doctor. Dr. Cummings did many things that were done to keep her occupied and distracted so she was a lot less nervous about the visit. She was wonderful! The entire staff is SO great! So easy to work with. We were very happy and pleased with the experience!”
“Every second of every experience here is absolutely Pleasant and professional. They have a really good way of putting my daughter at ease. She gets nervous very easily about anything having to do with any kind of doctor's office but she always leaves there feeling good about her experience. And being that my daughters Necessities are not covered by insurance it's really great that they take payments especially after coming out of the pandemic. I actually look forward to going to this office because everybody there is so kind and so fun to chat with. The world needs more medical facilities like this one”
Vision Therapy was far more than just working with Jack’s eyes.
“ Therapy built a stronger confidence in school and homework – Jack loves doing schoolwork now and is so proud. It has especially made him a more confident boy, and friendships are forming much easier than before!! I see far less fatigue and frustration while working and overall, he is just more relaxed! Vision Therapy also improved sports and his coordination tremendously, also helping with his accident prone behavior. Working with Yanin was wonderful and Jack responded well to weekly appointments and homework! ”
Thank you Clarendon Vision!
“ I am very grateful to Yanin for being my main vision therapist and all of the other vision therapists for supporting and helping me through this process. It was so helpful and I would highly recommend Clarendon Vision to others. It taught me a lot that I did not know and I have seen so many positive improvements. Thank you Clarendon Vision! ”
Clarendon Vision has helped get her on the right track!
“ Before Taylor started vision therapy, it was a real struggle to get her to do anything regarding schoolwork or reading. She would have headaches and complain that the letters and numbers moved on the page. After the first couple of weeks of vision therapy, she asked to go to the library and pick out some books – at that moment, we knew that better things were yet to come for Taylor.
Since she started vision therapy, we have seen such a vast improvement in her confidence, her ability to read and willingness to learn. She is happy to go to school and excited for what each day brings. Clarendon Vision has helped her get on the right track towards academic excellence, higher confidence and just an overall happier child. ”
Thank you Ms. Yanin and Clarendon Vision.
“ When Myles first started vision therapy with Ms. Yanin, he struggled with eye contact, tracking and focusing which led to poor behavior. He is now able to maintain eye contact which helps tremendously with making friends and listening when adults are speaking.
His improved tracking has helped develop his athletic skills, especially in baseball which he played the first time this year.
Myles ability to focus has probably been the most noticeable specifically when it comes to close and fine motor tasks such as coloring and reading; two things he disliked prior to vision therapy.
We are so happy with his outcome and would absolutely recommend vision therapy to anyone. Thank you Ms. Yanin and Clarendon Vision. ”
Vision therapy has helped me in so many ways!
“ Vision Therapy has helped me in so many ways but the biggest is my double vision. It made it hard to read and do schoolwork. Also, every time I rode in the car, I got nauseous and got headaches. Reading was terrible, the words always moved on the page.
At home, therapy was hard in the beginning but got more fun as time went on. I think it was worth all of the headaches in the beginning because I am so glad to say that they have helped me. Now I don’t’ have double vision and I see one of everything. Also, I never get headaches in the car or feel nauseated. And reading is actually fun!! ”
Vision therapy has saved me from getting horrible headaches and eye strain which used to cause me to lose focus on my school work!
“ Vision therapy has saved me from getting horrible headaches and eye strain which used to cause me to lose focus on my school work. Just only a couple weeks of eye therapy and I noticed that I followed directions, especially on my math tests, much more carefully. This lead to an improvement of my grades!
Vision therapy has also helped me feel much more confident while driving at night. No more blurry street and stop lights!
I would like to thank Dr. Spokas and Yanin for pushing me and giving me hope of improvement! ”
His teacher said his focus has improved, as well as concentration in the classroom! He is eager to pick up a book and try to read it!
“ Thank you to Clarendon Vision Development Center. Joshua’s reading has improved. He is eager to pick up a book and try to read it. His ability to keep his place while reading is better. His comprehension has improved a little bit but is still a work in progress.
Before vision therapy, he was clumsy, knocking over his glass always when it was filled with water or milk. Now, he is not as clumsy as he used to be.
He has greater body awareness, spacial discrimination and improvement in right-left orientation. His teacher said during our parent-teacher conference that focus has improved as well as concentration in the classroom especially during “round-table/class group work” compared to last year.
Kudos to all the staff of Clarendon Vision Development Center! ”
“ I can focus more and do my best work! ”
My eye exercises have helped make everything easier!
“ Math and reading were really hard last year. My eye exercises have made everything easier. Words are no longer blurry when I look at the board during class. I can now easily look from the board to my paper. ”
I did not think my handwriting directly coincided with my sight. Now…many things have become easier to do.
“ If you were reading this before I started eye therapy, you wouldn’t be reading this because my handwriting was so illegible. I did not think my handwriting directly coincided with my sight. Now, completing therapy, many things have become easier to do. Reading books and studying have become easier because my eyes don’t get tired reading anymore and material actually sticks in my brain now. Driving, especially parking, is simpler than before, along with my depth perception skills when playing basketball or volleyball. I had a really nice time learning how to grow and maintain my eye health at therapy and am more awake and capable of using my eyes than ever before. ”
Vision therapy has helped me feel like myself again, which after 3 consecutive concussions seemed impossible.
“ Everyday life has gotten a lot easier after vision therapy. I had suffered 4 concussions in a 1 year span playing college volleyball. As a result of my last concussion, I got post traumatic vision syndrome. Headaches were constant, I was very sensitive to light, reading was very difficult, strained eyes, and the symptoms went on and on. Balancing my life and managing college level work became extremely difficult. I was told I needed vision therapy and found Clarendon Vision Development Center. I started therapy this summer and have felt pretty amazing results after just 9 sessions. My headaches have calmed down a lot, reading has gotten more comfortable, eye teaming and just my overall life has gotten easier. Vision therapy has helped me feel like myself again, which after 3 consecutive concussions seemed impossible. I’m very thankful for the progress I’ve made during vision therapy and I continue therapy this Fall then I go back to school. I will no longer be playing volleyball, but I will be helping out with the team as a student assistant. ”
Since starting therapy the headaches have mostly stopped
“ I started getting very painful headaches during the school days that would persist until I went to sleep at night. It was difficult to do school work or anything fun after school, but since starting therapy the headaches have mostly stopped and feel that I am straining my eyes less. ”
It helped me read faster and it made homework easier and it made me complete homework faster.
“ The first time I came to therapy I didn’t think it was going to help me and I didn’t think it would be fun. But after a few classes, I loved going to therapy. It was really fun. Also, it helped me in school. It helped me read faster and it made homework easier and it made me complete homework faster. Also, in sports I am more focused and more coordinated. It also makes me see more clear. Also, my halos are gone. ”
His behavior has improved and it’s obvious that he feels more confident with himself!
“ At the beginning of this course, we were very skeptical of vision therapy. We did not believe that training our eyes could proper to visual, perceptual, behavioral performance changes. We are so grateful that we continued on with the program because the effects of this experience have helped Rokas greatly. He seems more calm, relaxed and comfortable physically. I’ve noticed that his behavior has improved and it’s obvious that he feels more confident with himself. Academically, he has become a faster reader and comprehends what he has read much easier than before. His overall understanding of materials has increased. We are very pleased with the results that we have witnessed and we would recommend vision therapy to anyone. Dr. Spokas and the whole staff was extremely helpful and very nice. Thank you! ”
I am grateful Dr. Weil recognized the problem and worked with me to find a remedy!
“ I am a patient of Dr. Weil. I mentioned that at times I have double vision (back in March 2014). Dr. recommended we try vision therapy. She gave me a number of tests and made a diagnosis of a horizontal issue I had that caused the double vision. Since then I have had many sessions and various practices that identified the problem. Dr. gave me many take home practices along the journey of therapy. Some seemed unconventional but clearly identified my problem and I began to see that I was beginning to be able to control my eyes when the double vision presented itself. I can now identify what I need to do if I see double and the double vision has become less frequent = my far double vision has pretty much been eliminated. I’m grateful Dr. Weil recognized the problem and worked with me to find a remedy. Before this, I really didn’t even recognize the issue I was having. ”
All of my teachers have seen an improvement!
“ Before I came to vision therapy, I had trouble with my eyes and my school work. My mom, dad and babysitter helped me with all my work. One day my family and I went to the eye doctor. After my appointment, Dr. Spokas talked to my parents about vision therapy. My parents both agreed. On the first day of vision therapy I was excited. Since then, I’ve been coming to therapy. All of my teachers have seen a n improvement from the beginning of the year to the end. My parents also saw improvement. My dad was impressed that I knew what my eyes were doing. Now I know that all the skills I learned will come in handy at school and in life. ”
Thank you, Dr. Spokas
“ Before vision therapy, my son had a very hard time staying focused in school and could not read for more than a few minutes at a time. While vision therapy was a big commitment and required a lot of hard work, we feel it has really been worth the effort. My son seems to be able to pay attention more in school, and since starting therapy, has completed 3 full chapter books completely on his own. He is a more confident reader, and with the help of the online reading program, he is now reading faster as well.
Thank you, Dr. Spokas! ”
I am thankful for the Clarendon Vision Development Center!
My name is Peter and I am 12 years old. I started this program in October 2014 and will graduate in April 2015. I used to have trouble reading but with the help of this program I went from reading at a 4th grade level to reading at a 10th grade level. This alone is amazing but that is not the only thing that has improved. I no longer get car sick, my coordination skills have gotten better, and I not longer get nauseous when I watch TV or pay video games. This program has changed my life and my families life, and I extremely recommend this program to anyone who has been thinking about it. I am thankful for the Clarendon Vision Development Center. ”
Our son Peter is truly a Clarendon Vision Eye Center Success!
“ We knew Peter was a good student and kid, but school was sometimes a challenge for him. He always had to work harder than others to get good results. He soon became frustrated and lost motivation in school. Reading at night was a struggle because he was so tired from concentrating that he would develop headaches a lot.
Once he was diagnosed at CVDC, his school work became easier, his reading comprehension and fluency increased and his headaches soon disappeared. Peter now enjoys reading at night before bed and is flying through the books on his bookshelf.
We are so pleased with Peter’s performance and couldn’t be more grateful for the Clarendon Vision Development Center. ”
My Son Doesn’t Skip Lines Anymore
“ While reading my son does not skip lines anymore. (It happened a lot before Vision Therapy) He does not lose his place, his writing became neat and organized, his reading fluency, speed and comprehension improved tremendously. He can concentrate much better now. His memory improved a lot. He is so much more aware of his body and position in space(which helps a lot in sports). I had a very positive experience about Vision Therapy. It completely unlocked my child’s potential and made the whole learning process much, much easier for him.
Thank you Dr. Monika Spokas for helping my son! ”
No more severe eye strain
“ Before vision therapy, I experienced significant eye strain-particularly when driving. My eyes would feel like it was very difficult to stay open sometimes-like it would be more comfortable to just close them instead-which is obviously quite dangerous when driving. With vision therapy, I learned how to do certain eye exercises and stretches to alleviate that feeling. Now it feels much better and I don’t experience such severe eye strain. If my eyes start to feel strained, I simply do some stretches and it helps a lot. ”
“ In my senior year in high school my English grades were very low. I hated reading because I didn’t understand anything. I was concerned about college. I felt really insecure about English and my level of reading and comprehension. I have been in vision therapy program for four months twice a week. I have seen dramatic changes in my reading. I read a 350 page book in less than a week! It would have taken me months to read that before. Vision therapy is GREAT! I only wish I would have gotten it sooner. ”
No more headaches and eye strain
“ When Sarah started vision therapy, she was experiencing eye strain and headaches at school. The demand on her eyes in third grade was very high because the amount of reading required increased a lot from second to third grade, and the print was smaller. By the end of vision therapy, Sarah never complained of eye strain or headaches at all. She learned to use her peripheral vision to improve her overall visual perception and eliminate the heavy workload on her visual system. She told me that before vision therapy, she really only looked at things right in front of her, but after vision therapy she now sees “everything all around” her- making a large circle around herself with her arms. ”
No more glasses (Often)
“ I can do things I could not do before(control my eyes), no more eye strain, better golly, do not have to wear glasses(often), can read faster. ”
No more skipping lines
“ Since the beginning of vision therapy my reading, speed and comprehension has gotten a lot better. I don’t skip lines when reading anymore. I pay attention more in class. Before I would zone out all the time and now it is easier to pay attention all the time. I do not get headaches from eye strain or eye tiredness anymore. My hockey game has improved a large amount. My hand eye coordination is a lot better, my peripheral vision has opened up a lot, and my shot is a lot more accurate. Overall I am very pleased with the results that I have gotten from Vision Therapy. ”
Now Enjoys Reading
“ Before I started therapy I disliked reading because it took a very long time to read very little. Now finishing 28 weeks of therapy I enjoy reading. At the beginning of therapy, starting sixth grade, I read at a third grade level and now at the end of sixth grade I read at eighth grade level. Therapy has made me enjoy reading and I hope if you do therapy it will make you read fast and enjoy it too. ”
Reading Comprehension Success Story
“ We came to Dr. Spokas because my son struggled with reading comprehension and speed and he dreaded reading. By the summer before high school we felt we needed to do something different because reading tutoring was not improving the situation. Dr. Spokas’s assessment uncovered significant issues with eye movement, tracking, regression, too many fixations and too long of fixations while reading. The vision therapy Dr. Spokas gave my son has totally changed his attitude about reading. He digs into reading intensive homework with confidence since his reading level is now well above his grade level vs several grade levels below. The therapy was a commitment on his part. However Dr Spokas was so pleasant and worked so well with him that it was never a burden for him. Dr. Spokas also did progress assessments so he and I could see how the therapy was helping his reading and so she knew which other tools and methods he could benefit from. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Spokas work with my son as this critical juncture of his academic life. Our 11 year old daughter also did therapy with Dr. Spokas. She showed no outward signs of reading struggles. The therapy increased her reading 5 grade levels and she enjoys and engages in reading with ease now. ”
Thank you Dr. Spokas
“ Vision therapy helped my 11 ½ year old daughter tremendously. Headaches and reading issues were becoming daily struggles with Advil not helping. Thank goodness a doctor realized there was an issue at a routine vision exam. Quality of life at home and at school dramatically improved and I can’t imagine how bad junior high and beyond would be had we not invested the year in vision therapy. Dr. Spokas is amazing and the team is excellent. My daughter never once complained about her sessions or having to go-in part due to the wonderful environment upstairs at Dr. Spokas’s office. ”
It all started in third grade
“ It all started in third grade, boards getting blurry, book print getting smaller, grades getting lower, head aches. Then, I moved, I thought I needed glasses so I went to another eye doctor. He did eye test and said “something is not right here, her eyes aren’t working together.” So I came to Clarendon Vision, I started eye therapy at the end of fourth grade all the way through sixth grade. When I first started, it was really hard, now I can get past almost every test. There was a lot of different therapist that were there while I was there. Some of the things I did for homework was twisting trees, hart chart, read and turn, eye movements, red and green chart, 3 dot chart and so much more. It wasn’t the most fun thing but it was worth it. My grades went up, boards clear, easier to read, everything has changed even my headaches with light therapy. ”
The best experience with a medical provider that I’ve ever had
“ My experience with Clarendon Vision Development has been the best experience with a medical provider that I’ve ever had. After a lifetime of headaches and visual symptoms that went ignored by other kinds of doctors or attributed to stress, migraines, etc. I came to Clarendon Vision Development to inquire about possible binocular vision issues. Dr. Amber Cumings was the first doctor to ever listen to me thoroughly, to consider all parts of my medical history, and to spend adequate time addressing specific questions and concerns. Even after I was prescribed glasses to help with my symptoms and still experienced difficulties , Dr. Cumings double checked until we found the right prescription to help me at this time. I never felt like my questions were burdensome or silly. I always felt respected as a patient. Additionally, the optical and administrative staff is always kind, courteous, and prompt. I’ve never had issues scheduling appointments or having glasses fitted or adjusted. I’m extremely grateful to have found this practice and to finally experience some relief from previously unaddressed vision issues. ”
The entire experience was wonderful!
“ They got me in same day for an eye injury, and the entire experience was wonderful! The staff and doctor were all very pleasant and the process went smoothly and quickly. I would definitely recommend!!! ”
Now my younger son is also under her care and really happy with outcome.
“ Dr.Spokas is very kind, intelligent and knowledgeable doctor, especially in orthokeratology for myopia control.
My son has been under her care for many years. She has not only controlled his myopia but gave him 20/20 vision without glasses.
Before meeting her I saw many opthomologist and optometrist for my son’s myopia but unfortunately his myopia kept getting worse.
I saw Dr. Spokas after my Pediatrician’s recommendation and she took my son under her care. At first,I was nervous about ortho-k and vision therapy, which were suggested treatments for him but I trusted her completely and follow through with them. This was a life changing decision for my son. Within a week he was seeing 20/20 during day without glasses and vision therapy helped him make his eye health in general stronger. Now my younger son is also under her care and really happy with outcome.
Also can’t forget Yanin, an amazing vision therapist and Rita optician who is always very helpful. ”
Everyone was very nice from the front desk to the doctor.
“ They took me last minute to check out a stye on my eye when nobody else would. Everyone was very nice from the front desk to the doctor. I even signed up for a future vision exam. ”
Dr Spokas is very knowledgeable and a professional throughout my examination.
“ Dr Spokas took her time in explaining in detail her observations and recommendations. She is very knowledgeable and a professional throughout my examination. She is very thorough and personable at the same time. Kudos also to her staff. ”
I definitely recommend Dr Cummings as she was very understanding and accommodating.
“ Everyone was so approachable and knowledgeable. Love the ability to log in digitally after the visit to see results. I definitely recommend Dr Cummings as she was very understanding and accommodating. ”
Amazingly his vision had not worsened at all in the past 7 years.
“ Dr. Spokas prescribed Ortho-k lenses for my son when he was 10 years old to correct his vision and for myopia control. Now 7 years later he has decided to switch to daily soft contact lenses. Amazingly his vision had not worsened at all in the past 7 years. The Ortho-k lenses halted the progression of his myopia and his soft lenses are a fairly mild prescription. If he had not worn the Ortho-k lenses for those years, his myopia surely would have progressed. I would recommend the Ortho-k treatment to anyone who is a candidate and Clarendon Vision for their top notch staff. ”