Vision and Learning

Five million children in the US have vision problems that can impact learning

50% of vision problems are missed in screenings according to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development

One in five preschool children have vision problems according to the American Optometric Association

50% of the brain is comprised of visual pathways

80% of learning in a classroom is accomplished through vision

Not all learning problems are due to vision problems, but with these eye-opening statistics it should not be a surprise that many children are suffering with undiagnosed vision problems that are interfering with their potential.

Perfect eyesight does not equal perfect vision! Even if your child has had an eye examination, they may have a vision problem that is contributing to their struggles. Here are a few key questions that indicate a vision problem is present.

  1. Does my child perform better with larger print?
    1. If bigger print is easier the only difference is the visual presentation. If your child reads/performs better with bigger print relative to smaller print there is a high likelihood vision is interfering.
  1. Does my child perform better listening rather than reading?
    1. If attention and/or comprehension are improved when bypassing the visual system then there is a high likelihood that vision is interfering.
  1. Did my child perform well in the early grades and is struggling more as they get older?
    1. Early education involves pictures and individual letters at generous sizes. As reading instruction commences there are less pictures and smaller text on the page. That puts a premium on visual processing and intelligent children can start to struggle because vision is interfering.

Is your child struggling in school? Contact us today and let our experts in vision and learning possibly help unlock your child’s potential!

Learn more at the dedicated site for information on vision and learning from the Vision Help Group.

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