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

Research shows, home-based treatment models are significantly less effective than office-based vision therapy paired with home reinforcement. At Wow Vision Therapy, 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 also provide 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