Comprehensive Vision Care Services
Treatment of Learning-Related Vision Problems
A large part of learning is done visually. Reading, spelling, writing, SMART board work, and computer work are among the tasks students tackle all day long, day after day. Each involves the visual abilities of seeing quickly and understanding visual information, which is frequently less than arm’s length from the eyes. Evaluating Learning-Related Vision Problems tells us how the child (or adult) makes sense out of what they see, if they notice small difference between two objects, if they can visualize and remember what is read, and how well the eyes guide the hand when writing.
Vision problems do not “cause” learning disabilities. However, poor visual skills can decrease the amount of time a student is able to visually attend to near tasks. They can decrease the amount of executive processing energy that can be devoted to high order functions such as reading comprehension. Good vision skills, on the other hand, can provide a solid foundation for learning and the tools needed for academic success.