Have you ever considered vision therapy for your child? Some of the issues associated with autism, such as poor motor skills, reading difficulties and lack of eye contact, may actually be caused b ...View Article
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Vision has a direct impact on learning and concentrating. Obvious visual symptoms which may have an impact on academic performance are blurred and/or double vision. Less obvious signs, such as poor ocular movements, poor binocular vision and/or poor focusing skills, can be just as harmful to one’s ability to learn. Vision issues which impact learning can be either developmental, stress-induced or both. Testing that focuses on eye sight and eye health and that does not evaluate all aspects of vision is inadequate and will not identify learning-related vision issues. A complete developmental evaluation including sensorimotor and operational thinking activities is necessary to evaluate the effect of visual issues on learning/school performance. Click HERE to learn more about Developmental Exams.
Treatment for learning-related visual issues does not address specific educational skills such as reading or writing, but instead improves the visual building blocks necessary to be able to focus, concentrate and problem-solve. After a complete Developmental Vision Exam, Dr. Jacobs may recommend therapeutic, stress-reducing lenses and/or Optometric Vision Therapy to address learning-related vision issues. Click HERE to learn more about Optometric Vision Therapy.
Below are some good resources for additional information on learning-related vision issues:
www.pavevision.org Parents Active for Vision Education
www.covd.org College of Optometrists in Vision Development