In this month’s guest blog, Vision Therapist Loreta shares with us just how varied and fulfilling a day in the therapy room can be!
This coming year will be my seventh year working as a Vision Therapist. In this time, I’ve had the chance to work alongside hundreds of people, helping them to achieve their visual goals. Even after all this time, a day in the therapy room at Okanagan Vision Therapy is anything but routine or monotonous. This past year I had the pleasure of working with an 85-year-old stroke patient, an NHL player and an 8-year-old child all in one day! Visual issues do not discriminate and present themselves in people of all ages, abilities and professions.
Whether I am working with a symptomatic post-concussion patient, a child struggling in school or an athlete trying to sharpen their game, I am presented with a unique set of challenges, goals and personalities. I am given the opportunity to embark on an important journey with each of these people, working towards their visual goals, in order to enhance different aspects of their lives. We often work together weekly and for many months. This is where relationships are built as we work through ups and downs, emotions, symptoms, achievements and successes. The ability to help patients persevere through the hard times and rejoice in the good is extremely rewarding. As a Vision Therapist in Kelowna, there is nothing better than seeing individual goals achieved. When a patient maintains eye alignment and sees 3D, when a concussion patient returns to work, a child reads for pleasure, or an athlete hits a home run – it is these successes that keep me engaged and looking forward to the next seven years!
Loreta Dahl, Vision Therapist
Thanks for sharing Loreta!
Until next month,