Wow Vision Therapy Blog

August is National Children’s Vision and Learning Month

Brainy The College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD) has issued the following information regarding the critical link between vision and learning:

1 out of 4 children struggle with reading and learning because of undiagnosed vision problems.

  • Problems with attention, reading, and learning, are just a few of the symptoms that can be improved when vision disorders are found and treated appropriately.

The symptoms of learning-related vision problems are often overlooked or mislabeled, yet they are usually very visible.åÊ Following is a list of some of the more obvious symptoms parents and teachers should keep an eye out for:

  • Frequent loss of place when reading
  • Confuses similar looking words
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Sloppy Handwriting
  • Failure to recognize the same word in next sentence
  • Complains of eyes hurting or headaches after reading
  • Avoidance of close work (such as reading)
  • Attention problems

Any of the above symptoms may be a sign that your child may be struggling with a learning-related vision problem.åÊ Fortunately, through vision therapy many learning related vision problems can be corrected.

For a more in depth checklist of symptoms, information on vision therapy and the critical link between vision and learning or to find a doctor near you…visit this link.