Good vision skills are a prerequisite for doing well in school because it’s largely how we gather information. In fact, 80% of classroom learning is visual. So, what if an undetected vision problem is interfering with your child’s learning potential?
Studies show approximately 25 % of classroom children are affected by a functional vision disorder. That number increases to 60% in the special education classroom or in juvenile detention. Unfortunately, eye charts and school screenings do not test for learning related vision problems. What’s worse is the 20/20 results give the parents a false sense of security that their child has “perfect vision”. And often times a child with these kinds of vision problems is mislabeled with a learning disability, ADD or dyslexia.
Do you have concerns about your child’s reading abilities? Do they skip or reread lines and words? Does reading and homework frequently cause headaches, eye strain or blur? Is homework a regular battle, either taking forever or involving ingenious escape plans? No child likes to struggle with reading and learning. Finding and correcting the cause of the struggle can be life changing and set your child up for a more successful future.
Is a hidden vision problem getting in the way of your child’s learning?