At our Vancouver optometry clinic one of the most professionally and personally rewarding things we do is to help children reach their full academic and intellectual potential by treating vision problems that interfere with learning. There are a number of vision problems that interfere with learning beyond the obvious one that can be fixed with glasses or contact lenses and need to be treated by a developmental optometrist using vision therapy. These include visual information processing and binocular vision disorders, convergence insufficiency and accomodative insufficiency. These disorders are sometimes the result of traumatic brain injury.
That's because these are not problems with visual accuity,which means that even if a child has 20-20 vision as measured with the eye chart, the child's vision could be substantially deficient if she has one of these visual problems.
For who want to learn more about vision and learning, here are some informative articles:
More visual symptoms means lower academic performance
Feb 29, 2012
Vision therapy for convergence insufficiency improves academic performance ...
Jan 16, 2012
82% of teachers report an improvement in students after vision therapy
Jun 16, 2012
Binocular vision dysfunctions ate my homework
Mar 31, 2012
Study proves that vision problems interfere with learning and cause dyslexia
Apr 25, 2012
60% of students labled "learning disabled" students failed two or more binocular vision tests
Oct 20, 2012
Symptoms of some vision problems are a lot like ADHD - make sure your child is not misdiagnosed and unnecessarily medicated.
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