Vision Therapy for the Educator

aboutAs an educator, you do everything possible to help your students succeed academically to help them fulfill their dreams and become all they can be. Sometimes however, despite your best efforts, there are some students who just don’t seem to have what it takes. Sometimes these students are labeled by educational psychologists as being “dyslexic”. Many times however, this is due to an undiagnosed vision problem. Does your “problem student” exhibit any of the following?
  • Inattentive to detail
  • Poor speller
  • Skips over small words while reading
  • Loses place while reading
  • Poor sight-word recognition despite being taught the same word over and over
  • Sloppy handwriting
  • Poor reading comprehension despite good vocabulary and word recognition
  • Smart in everything BUT school
about These are all potentially signs of an undiagnosed vision problem! Estimates of the prevalence of these types of vision problems suggest that up to 10% of school age children have them. These vision problems include:
  • Convergence insufficiency (weakness in bringing the eyes together while reading)
  • Convergence excess (eyes tend to over-converge while reading)
  • Accommodative dysfunction (eyes have difficulty staying clear while reading)
  • Oculomotor dysfunction (poor fixations and tracking)
And many more…

A typical optometric exam covers whether the patient is capable of sharp vision in both eyes and whether the eyes are healthy. However, it is possible to pass these tests and still have a binocular vision problem that impacts academic performance! For this reason, we invite you to connect with us so that we may help assist you in helping your students reach their full potential!


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