JD Murphy Dec 2015
Schoolvision Testimonial – Amelia Murphy:
My daughter displayed noticeable educational issues in December 2014. We employed a tutor who spent 4 months working with Amelia. An Educational Psychologist, recommended by the Northern Ireland Dyslexia Society, conducted an extensive assessment of Amelia’s abilities and gave us a formal diagnosis of Dyslexia in June 2015.
The NID Centre recommended a number of Opticians, including Eglinton Eyecare. The initial consultation by Jean Kelly and her staff was superb. I have been delighted with the professionalism and personal service we have received from this highly competent team. The School Vision process was clearly explained and patiently carried out. Jean identified a visual issue and the prescription was promptly ordered and glasses delivered.
Once Amelia was in possession of her tinted glasses, her improvement in concentration and reading ability was quite frankly remarkable. Amelia’s attitude to her dyslexia started to change as her confidence grew. In addition, my wife and I noticed real improvements in her reading fluency when tackling homework and books at bedtime!
Within a few months Amelia was sitting in the top English and Maths groups and has not required any SEN support from the school. A complete transformation when compared with a bottom third finish in English a few months earlier!
Jean and her team have certainly provided Amelia with the tools to tackle this impediment and help her work her way back on an educational perspective, and not just on one occasion. We have seen Jean’s Team 3 times in 7 months, to help monitor her progress, repair glasses and to make amendments to her prescriptions. We feel they are in our corner and not just another professional service. Too use an analogy, if Jean’s Team where Amelia’s dentist they would not only review her every six months; they’d phone every month to check she’s brushing her teeth and using the right brush!!
Would I recommend Eglinton Eyecare? Unreservedly!