- Vision is our most precious and valuable sense, and 90% of learning is visual in nature. But what if our eyes don’t function as well as they should, as occurs with a vision problem? When a person has a vision problem, information is not acquired easily and efficiently.
- Eye turns (strabismus) and lazy eyes (amblyopia) occur in When a child or adult has been diagnosed with an eye turn, crossed eye, lazy eye or ‘wandering eye’, often the treatments given are patching and/or surgery. Vision therapy offers a non-surgical solution to these problems, with minimal patching.
How Vision Affects Learning
Vision is our most precious and valuable sense, and 90% of learning is visual in nature. But what if our eyes don’t function as well as they should, as occurs with a vision problem? When a person has a vision problem, information is not acquired easily and efficiently. Consequently, information cannot be processed efficiently and learning is difficult. Different types of vision problems include:
- Eye teaming (difficulty maintaining single vision)
- Eye focusing (difficulty maintaining clear vision)
- Eye tracking (difficulty with accurate eye movements)
- Visual motor coordination (eye-hand coordination)
- Visual Processing/ Visual Perception (ability to think and process information visually)
Often children and adults have a vision problem and struggle to learn, but are unaware of the problem because “this is how my vision always has been!” A Vision Therapy Evaluation is indicated any time a child struggles with learning!
Learn about how vision problems can be mistaken for ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia
Learn about vision therapy for Eye Turns or Lazy Eyes
Symptoms of a Vision Problem
- Avoidance of near work and reading
- Losing place while reading or skipping words
- Misreading words or letters
- Double vision or blurry vision
- Difficulty finishing assignments in a reasonable amount of time
- Headaches or eyestrain after near work
- Eye rubbing, itchy or burning eyes
Learn more with a Vision Symptom Checklist
Vision Therapy at Golden Vision Clinic
At Golden Vision Clinic, we provide a Vision Therapy Evaluation with Dr. Leanna Dudley. This 2 hour visit includes a consultation with the patient and/or parents the following week. If vision therapy is recommended, the vision therapy is administered by Golden Vision Therapy, our sister corporation within the same building.
Golden Vision Clinic is an in-network provider for many medical insurance and vision insurance plans. However, Golden Vision Therapy is an out-of-network provider for all insurance plans. Learn more about insurance and vision therapy.
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