Vision - The Hidden Learning Disability
Good readers NEED good eye sight. Reading is a complex skill, but all good readers start with good visual skills to accurately see and process the visual information from the page.
When children have trouble reading, parents and teachers need to discover the root of the problem. One of the most common and most overlooked reading problems is a child's visual skills. 1-in-4 students have a vision-related learning problem that interferes with reading and learning.
Many students who are struggling to read because of a vision-related learning problem, may pass their school screening! Typical eye exams or school screenings only test for 20/20 acuity or "the ability to see objects far away". However, reading requires the use of over 17 other visual skills!
Over 80% of classroom learning is estimated to be visual. Some children diagnosed with ADHD and other learning disorders may simply have a visual disorder that makes school frustrating, reading uncomfortable, and concentrating difficult. Don't let your child struggle to learn because of a hidden vision problem. Contact us and learn more about testing and vision therapy.
Good readers needs all of the following visual skills:
Visual acuity - Seeing clear at distance
Visual fixation - Ability to sustain looking at one point
Accommodation - Ability to make images clear
Binocular fusion - Ability to connect images from both eyes
Convergence - Ability to point both eyes at the same place
Eye Tracking - Ability to move eyes across page or follow a target
Visual Processing - Ability to connect visual input from the eyes to the brain
If reading and learning are difficult. Take our Visual Symptoms Quiz
Vision Therapy can change your life, reading ability, and school success.
Vision is tied to everything we do. Reading, computer work, sports, and classroom learning are all visual activities. If your eyes are not working together or if the brain and eyes are not functioning correctly, learning and work can seem impossible and frustrating.
Strong vision and visual-learning skills improves our ability to read, spell, organize, and succeed in the classroom. Vision therapy trains lagging visual and thinking skills with proven techniques to make seeing easier, clearer, and less fatiguing so you or your child can learn and perform to their potential.
Vision therapy works. Dr. Raber and Dr. Shrock have see vision therapy help their children and hundreds of other children over the past 10 years. Skills learned in vision therapy last a lifetime and influence important aspects of learning and life.
Invest in your child's future. Contact us about starting vision therapy.
Schedule Your Full Vision Exam
Our comprehensive exam can reveal the hidden vision problems behind frequent headaches, reading/writing struggles, and blurred or double vision. We want to help you see better so you can live better.
We will test for eye health, acuity (ability to focus at a distance) , convergence (ability to turn eyes together), eye pursuits/saccades (eye movement ability), accommodation (ability to make vision clear), and visual processing (the connection between the visual system and the brain).
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