Vision and Reading/Learning

About Vision and Reading/Learning

Within the classroom, 80% of learning comes through our visual system. If visual skills are highly developed, reading and learning can become effortless. Studies show deficiencies in binocular vision, accommodation, oculomotor control, visual information processing and/or visual integrative abilities often lead to significant difficulties in reading and learning abilities.

Details

At Wow Vision Therapy, we correct delays in visual development that lead to poor reading and learning abilities. When our patients gain control of their visual system with more efficiency, they typically improve in reading and learning abilities.

The following questions are designed to help you recognize whether or not your child may have a visual problem that is affecting their ability to read and learn.

1. Do you have concerns about your child’s reading abilities?
2. Does your child skip lines or words when reading?
3. Does your child struggle to keep their attention centered on reading?
4. Does your child have better comprehension when someone reads to him or her?
5. Is homework a struggle?
6. Does your child have difficulty completing assignments in a reasonable amount of time?
7. Do you have concerns about your child reversing letters or numbers?
8. Do you have concerns about your child’s handwriting skills?
9. Does your child have frequent headaches or eye discomfort while reading or doing homework?
10. Does your child have trouble with motion sickness during trips in the car?

POSSIBLE CONDITIONS

Vision is the dominant sensory system. Even with 20/20 visual acuity, an individual may still suffer from a vision condition, which affects their ability to read, concentrate on homework, and overall performance in the classroom. Symptoms like:

  • Concentration problems may result from an accommodative dysfunction, a vision condition that makes eye focusing difficult.
  • Headaches, double vision, and/or eyestrain may cause frustration during reading/homework actives as a result of a condition known as convergence insufficiency (CI) CI is an eye teaming condition which causes the eyes to drift outward when reading or during other up-close tasks.
  • If one is slow at reading or unable to keep their place on a page, they may have an oculomotor dysfunctionwhich is a deficiency in fixation, saccadic eye movement, and/or pursuit eye movements.
  • Often people experience vision problems after concussions or other brain injuries and may suffer from post-concussion vision syndrome.
  • If one cannot make sense of visually presented information, they may have a visual processing disorder.

TREATMENT

At Wow Vision Therapy, we treat binocular vision deficiencies with a personalized approach. With this approach, each session is one-on-one (therapist-to-patient), conducted under doctor supervision. During treatment, our doctors and therapists apply state-of-the-art technology and procedures, making treatment fun and productive. Our advanced approach incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive abilities. After treatment, our patients obtain significantly improved vision, academic abilities, and coordination skills. These improvements empower our patients’, instill a greater sense of confidence, and produce lives that are more productive.

Our vision & reading treatment includes:

  • Visual Processing Development
  • Oculomotor Therapy
  • Accommodation “Focusing” Development
  • Binocular Vision Therapy
  • Visual Imagery Therapy

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?

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