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.