Learning-Related Vision Problems
Learning-related vision problems are very common and often overlooked, especially with children. For children, a visual problem may lead to frustration, poor attention span, difficulty keeping up in class and so much more. Vision therapy can help by providing visual skills that improve reading, writing, learning, and concentration. Therapy can also improve eye movement and tracking, focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand-body movement, visual memory skills and more.
Children know only what they see, not what they are supposed to see. Naturally, they think everyone perceives the world as they do. Learning-related vision problems in children can cause a significant learning impediment. School performance often suffers, despite the fact children seem to be physically and intellectually normal. Parents of these children are often frustrated in their search for an answer to why their child is not performing up to his/her potential. Typically, visual skill deficits do not naturally improve with maturation and usually require intervention. The sooner therapy can be initiated, the better the results for the child.
Here are some questions to ask regarding visual issues and learning:
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions you may have a vision issue, call to schedule a children’s eye examination with our pediatric optometrist. You can reach our office at 561-265-2020.