The link between vision and learning

If you are visiting this site, chances are you have been contacted by your child's school or your parental intuition has told you that something isn't "quite right" with your child’s ability to learn.  Knowing where to turn for help can be a difficult path to navigate.

Many vision processing problems mask themselves as learning disorders. While Kentucky law requires that every child have an eye exam prior to entering Kindergarten, what parents and teachers may not know is that vision problems can actually go deeper than seeing 20/20. 

 

What do they see?

A basic eye exam only checks sight, but child eye exams at Stratton Eyes go deeper by also comprehensively checking for vision problems that will undermine a child’s success at school. 

Vision is more than clarity. While eyes do need to see clearly both far away and up close, eye glasses and contacts only help correct clarity problems. But that is only the beginning of vision. Eyes also need to stay fixed on what they are looking at and work together as a team.  These skills provide the foundation for visual processing. 

Dynamic visual processing allows the ability to visualize, understand, and apply the information that comes through the eyes.  Children with 20/20 sight alone may not be reaching their full visual potential.  Many children with learning disorders often have underlying vision problems.

We Can Help

Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical and customized program of therapeutic activities designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills. Vision therapy is like physical therapy for your eyes and parts of your brain that control and integrate vision. It helps your eyes to work better together, and with the rest of your body to achieve and improve important everyday tasks.

As a Doctor-run eye clinic, Stratton Eyes will perform a comprehensive visual examination, provide a diagnosis, create a treatment plan, and work with your child to achieve measurable results that you can trust. 

If you know your child is struggling, but you aren’t sure where to start, begin with a developmental vision evaluation, it may in fact be the best and least invasive option to help your child reach their full learning potential.