Vision and Reading/Learning

About Vision and Reading/Learning

In education, vision is the dominant sensory system as 80% of learning is done through the visual system. Deficits within this system often decrease a student’s reading and learning abilities.

Details

Even with 20/20 eyesight, several vision conditions can affect a child’s ability to read and learn. These vision conditions are not always obvious and often go undetected during school vision screenings.

The most common vision conditions that affect learning are:

Students with a vision-related learning problem typically show signs of:

  • Eye discomfort
  • Motion sickness
  • Headaches
  • Double vision
  • Poor tracking
  • Visual confusion
  • Head tilting
  • Problems with math
  • Clumsiness
  • Poor reading abilities
  • Poor attention and concentration
  • Poor handwriting skills
  • Skipping lines while reading
  • Closing an eye while reading
  • Letter or number reversals
  • Slow at completing tasks

TREATMENT – ENHANCING ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Research shows, home-based treatment models are significantly less effective than office-based vision therapy paired with home reinforcement.

At Wow Vision Therapy, we are a leading developmental and rehabilitative vision therapy practice. Our advanced office-based approach goes beyond basic at-home treatment. Our doctors and board certified vision therapists provide innovative vision therapy that incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive skills. We address vision and learning problems with a personalized approach. Each session is one-on-one (therapist-to-patient), conducted under doctor supervision. Our providers utilize the most advanced technology including in-office and home support virtual reality. This treatment model gives our patients the visual abilities they need to succeed in and outside of the classroom.

Our advanced vision therapy includes:

  • Visual processing development
  • Oculomotor therapy
  • Accommodation “focusing” development
  • Binocular vision therapy
  • Visual imagery therapy
  • Visual-motor integration development
  • Visual-vestibular integration development

Results

Our patients report improvements in:

  • Academic performance
  • Reading and handwriting
  • Visual memory
  • Work performance
  • Attention and concentration
  • Confidence
  • Sports

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Identifying children’s vision and learning problems – AOA Chairside Guide provides a useful focus

How vision impacts reading, learning and attention through the eyes of an educational specialist

When will identifying vision problems that affect learning become a new standard of care?

Peyton's Vision Therapy Success Story | Wow Vision Therapy

20/20 Isn't Everything - A Child's Vision Is Critical to Learning | Richard Maharaj

More to Vision than 20/20 | VisionHelp

Vision and Learning | VisionHelp

Vision, Learning and Confidence | Wow Vision Therapy

How 3D Movies Identify Vision Problems | Wow Vision Therapy