Vision & Learning

Vision is more than 20/20.   Many people have a false security of 20/20 as being the “perfect” vision.   In fact, 20/20 visual  acuity  is only a measurement of how small of letter you can see at 20 feet.   It does not give any insight of how your brain perceive what you see.   It does not tell us if your eyes are teaming, tracking or focusing together or accurately.   And let’s not assume 20/20 visual acuity equals 20/20  acuity at near.   The  term ”  20/20″ should not be used synonymously with the word “Vision.”   Vision is a complex process that involves more than 20 visual skills and over 65% of brain function.   Any deficiency in vision can lead to  academic and behavioral problems  that are greatly overlooked by teachers and professionals.

Learning is a multi-factoral skills that involve vision, eye-hand coordination, auditory process, attention, cognition and more.   It is approximated that 65% to 85% of learning is visual.   Vision Therapy helps with visual-based learning problems but it does not claim to “cure” learning disability.

The most common signs to look for in a child that can be interfering with his learning are:

  • unable to read for more than 15-20 minutes without eye strain or headache
  • taking longer time to finish homework than others
  • skipping or rereading lines
  • short attention span when doing close range work
  • poor handwriting
  • poor reading comprehension
  • reversing letters when reading and writing

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