Vision Therapy and neuro-visual rehabilitation have been Dr. Rollett’s optometric passion since the beginning of his career back in 2011. Suffering from a condition known as convergence insufficiency throughout his schooling years, he has personally experienced the immense benefits of the very services that Okanagan Vision Therapy provides. After completing hundreds of hours of continuing education in this field and initially offering Vision Therapy in Newfoundland, his 2013 move to the Okanagan gave him the exciting opportunity to bring these services to interior BC. Dr. Rollett has seen firsthand the importance of Vision Therapy and developmental optometry for so many (testimonials) and has made it his career’s goal to continue to expand awareness and ensure that Vision Therapy is made available to those in need.
Dr. Daniel Walker comes to us with extensive post-graduate training in the area of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation – and also brings with him the valley’s most comprehensive knowledge and background in the area of ocular health and nutrition. As a studying fellow with the Ocular Wellness Nutrition Society (OWNS) – a society dedicated to the role of nutrition on the preservation of vision – Dr. Walker is passionate about using nutrition to help guide positive visual development, prevention and recovery.
You are unlikely to find anyone who cares more about the people who walk through our door than Rhonda. From the moment that therapy begins, she is fully invested in the rehabilitative journey and recovery of those that she works with. Outside of the clinic, Rhonda works and volunteers extensively as a mentor in the local quarter horse community. We’ll never truly understand how she wakes at 5am to clean stalls and still manages to maintain her constant smile and positivity!
Coming to our clinic with over 5 years of experience in the field of Vision Therapy, there is very little that Loreta isn’t able to take on. Loreta has a gift for developing amazing bonds with those that she works with and invests all of herself into her patient’s recovery. A great resource for challenging cases and an active contributor to our weekly education sessions – she truly is an invaluable member of our team.
Amir is a recent graduate of UBC with a degree in Psychology. After graduating he experienced the trip of a lifetime exploring South America. Armed with the knowledge that both education and travel can provide, we are now lucky to have Amir as part of the OVT team. His passion for working with children and helping them to grow and thrive is what makes him such an indispensable member of our team. With a calm, cool and collected demeanor, Amir seamlessly connects with just about any personality type. Just try to get him flustered, it’s impossible!
If you’re wondering who the pleasant and kind voice on the other end of our phone belongs to, it’s none other than Maria – our administrative guru. After working for years in schools and libraries in her native Scotland, Maria made the move in 2008 with her family here to the Okanagan – and we couldn’t be happier that she did.
I have definitely seen improvements in the length of time that I can read. I was only able to read for 5-10 minutes at a time and now am up to an hour and can actually remember what I read! It has really helped because I'm now able to get through books, which is something I enjoy. I have also been very impressed with the staff at this office and the sincere concern when dealing with my symptoms.
School work and note taking has improved immensely for me. It has become much easier to switch from screen to screen. I feel my eyes are much stronger and I find it much easier to converge and diverge them when needed. Thank you so much Dr. Rollett and Jamie!
We've noticed that Vision Therapy has really increased Sophie's ability to focus with schoolwork. She's also much better at remembering people's faces and is no longer falling and tripping the way she used to. She even now enjoys going out and throwing the ball with our dog, which is a huge change. We've also noticed improved penmanship and just greater confidence in her overall. Thank you for everything. No changes to your program necessary, everything was perfect!
I now no longer have headaches and have much improved concentration. My reading has improved immensely and I can now actually remember the story line. My memory overall has really improved and my skills on the computer have as well. Keep up the great work. You offer good follow-up and communication throughout the process and your therapists are great!
I can read for a much longer period of time (up to 2 hours now). I can use a computer without pain for a much longer period of time. I can now be in a grocery/other store for up to 15 minutes without with little to no pain (a huge gain for me). I can go out of the house for a few hours without being completely exhausted. I can also tolerate more interaction with people, noise and light. Your program is great - I just wish more GP's, insurance companies and the general public knew about this service!
"I feel like have improved a lot with my reading, writing and attention. People have been telling me that I'm now looking at them when I'm speaking or being spoken to. There really has been a huge improvement with almost everything that I do now. When I'm on the computer or reading and my eyes get a little sore, I just put my glasses on and it gets better. Almost nothing is going double on me anymore. In the past, I think I was just so used to seeing double that I had started to feel like it was normal. Everyone here is really doing a wonderful job and I really want to thank you for helping me. I think I'd put all of you on my favorite people list!"
“Vision Therapy has been extremely helpful for allowing me to work for much longer periods of time (now up to 8 hours). My ability to read without symptoms flaring up has greatly improved and my ability to hold words in place (when reading or on the computer) has improved so much as well. I feel that my eyes are now working significantly better together – words are clearer in general and I almost never see double anymore. All of the movement that I was seeing on the page before is now gone.”
"I feel like I have improved in so many areas as a result of Vision Therapy. I'm faster at reading and enjoy it much more. I'm able to remember what I read on previous days and don't need to reread sentences and paragraphs and pages multiple times. I'm also not falling asleep within 15 minutes of starting to read! I am also no longer getting annoyed with my eyes and never feel like I'm losing control of them the way I did before. This is such a big deal for me! I really can't think of any ways that you could improve your program. It was really great and I'm so happy with my improvement!"
"Taylor is so happy to realize the improvements that her sessions have had on her vision. It is now much easier for her to read and concentrate on her work at school. Her eyes no longer hurt! Vision Therapy has also made her feel far more confident overall (no small thing). The way you are providing care is very effective and we are so happy that our family eye doctor referred us to Dr. Rollett and Rhonda."
I've seen major improvements in my eye's ability to focus and team together and have learned how to make them work properly when they just wouldn't before. Thanks so much Dr. Rollett and Loreta!
I can finally read street signs at first glance and not have them go double on me! I really feel that overall my vision has strengthened a great deal.
Since starting the program, I haven't had a single headache. I'm now able to keep my head up and straight while reading and writing. The glasses and the therapy has really helped me when at school and I'm not nearly as fatigued after all the reading and writing that I've had to do in high school. I know I'll be much more prepared for university now!
I'm now able to easily control both of my eyes and stop my double vision if it occurs. I feel that I'm a much better multitasker now and have had a large decrease in the number of headaches that I get. My eyes are much less sore when reading for long periods of time - which is extremely helpful being in University.
Kailian's printing and handwriting have improved immensely. He also seems to be able to stay on task much more than he has ever been able to. His newfound willingness to try new things and tackle new problems at school as well as at home is what I am most impressed with!
The biggest change we've seen with Maia is that she is now an AVID reader. She won't go to bed at night because she can't put her books down! To go from being a child who disliked reading several months ago to this is incredible!
Aiden is now able to read comfortably for the first time! We have seen massive improvements in his school performance over the course of the 6 months of therapy and could not be more thankful for your program!
We've seen a huge improvement in Madeline's focus during Vision Therapy which has translated into so many areas of her life (ie: sports, school, etc). Another huge area of improvement since the beginning of Vision Therapy is her willingness to try activities. Whether this is new activities for vision or trying some new math homework at home (she never used to do this!). Thanks so much for everything!
When I began this program I was really struggling with not being able to concentrate while doing just about anything. Now, I am able to focus my eyes without feeling pulling or feeling any tension. I don't feel any pain in class anymore either. I am very thankful to everyone here for helping me so much with my eyes. Everything about your service was perfect to me and went very smoothly. Thank you!
The biggest change I've noticed is that my headaches have practically disappeared! I rarely see double anymore and the odd time I do, I can easily correct it. Thanks for everything!
My reading has really improved as a result of Vision Therapy and my writing has changed so much for the better. I am no longer writing or seeing double words, my printing is neater and I don't experience the headaches that prompted me to seek treatment in the first place. This was never promised or really even discussed when we started out, but I also generally feel that I can just "see" so much better overall. All my life I have struggled with my balance. Walking into corners, stumbling down stairs and not being able to catch anything that was thrown to me. I am absolutely amazed by how much I have improved in these areas after only 4 months of treatment. I feel so much more balanced, am no longer falling down stairs at all and have been able to confidently catch things for the first time. I always thought I was just naturally clumsy! Your service was just perfect and I am so thankful for all you have done for me!
I feel much more comfortable in school and am no longer getting my usual daily headaches.
I feel like my hand-eye coordination has greatly improved, as well as my ability to track and focus on objects in the distance.
I feel like my reading has gotten a lot better and am now able to catch a ball for the first time. I feel like I have much more control of my eyes and if I lose focus can just blink and it comes back.
After 3 sessions of Vision Therapy, I already feel that my driving has greatly improved. I can now comfortably drive for 1-2 hours, whereas before I was needing to pull over every 10-15 minutes. I also feel that my balance has improved greatly and as a surprise bonus, my comfort on the golf course is better than it has been in a decade – I’m actually keeping my balance through my swing! Thanks so much for everything!
Since performing Vision Therapy, Zachary has found reading to be easier and faster, he has improved his skills throwing and catching a ball and is generally nowhere near as “clumsy” as before.
Not knowing what to expect with Vision Therapy, and thinking this would be a long process to effect change, I was pleasantly surprised that I can see results myself in my little guy, with less wandering of the eye and both eyes “working as a team”. I am so grateful that we have access to such a wonderful program in our community.
I am now no longer seeing double, unless I want to ☺
I no longer experience daily dull migraine-like headaches and feel much more comfortable visually at work. My work requires a great deal of computer work and I find I can stay on task for much longer periods of time than before.
Dr. Rollett was great and very encouraging to my son. My son now has a positive response to reading.
I feel like my reading has gotten a lot better at school and think that other kids should definitely do Vision Therapy. I really liked the video games!
Vision Therapy has been helpful for improving my balance and for getting me to start feeling like I'm using my two eyes together again. My visual focus still occasionally blurs in and out, but not nearly as much as when I started.
My reading and balance have greatly improved as a result of Vision Therapy. I am finally able to drive once again! More doctors truly need to be made aware of this program.
While I do still intermittently experiences moments of double vision, I feel that I now have much greater control of my eyes. The constant frontal headaches and discomfort have reduced greatly. I used to have issues with shoulder checking in a vehicle and transitioning from looking far to my dash, but this is no longer a problem for me.
I have seen a difference in the fatigue I feel in my eyes and the extent that my symptoms come on has improved too. On a personal note, having the feedback and knowledge from Dr. Rollett has been very beneficial to me throughout this therapy for peace of mind in my recovery. Very helpful so far - thank you!
Since beginning Vision Therapy I have been able to tolerate reading and computer tasks for the first time. It has helped me gain control of my drifting right eye and both eyes now seem to be tracking well together.
I feel this program has been very useful to me. I am no longer seeing double, even when I remove my glasses. Thank you so much for all of your help.