August is Vision and Learning Month
Vision is more than 20/20. Due to the incomplete nature of in-school eye screenings, many vision problems can be missed completely or misdiagnosed as other conditions like ADHD.
Children who grow up with undiagnosed vision problems are often unaware that what they see is abnormal, and that means they don’t know to ask for help. Vision & Learning Month serves to bring awareness to these undiagnosed vision problems and encourage parents to take their children in for a comprehensive vision exam every year.
Children with vision problems that are not diagnosed and treated may struggle in school and often go on to be adults with the same vision problems–children do not “grow out of” these difficulties. Here are some common signs of learning-related vision problems:
- Headaches and eye strain
- Short attention span
- Excessive blinking or eye rubbing
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Difficulty remembering what was read
- Holding reading materials close to the face
- Covering one eye
Here at Indiana Vision Development Center, we not only identify these visual issues through a comprehensive eye exam, but we offer fully tailored Vision Therapy programs to treat each patient individually. We have had great success helping many struggling students get back on the right track and excel in school.
“Reading is so much easier. I do not get headaches or blurred vision after reading or near work. I can read without getting sleepy or my eyes hurting. My handwriting has improved and I can spell much better. And I do not have double vision anymore!“-Poiema
“Vision therapy has been a life-saver for my 9-year-old son. He struggled through kindergarten and first grade with reading, comprehension, and spelling. We had tried many different resources but didn’t have any luck. Not only has his reading, writing, and comprehension improved, he can now tie his shoes, he can catch a baseball without getting hit in the face, and he is not nearly as clumsy as he used to be. My son’s reading has improved by a lot; he no longer skips words or sentences, and he can now actually comprehend what he is reading.“-Brody’s mom
“Before vision therapy, reading was extremely difficult for Ava and her comprehension wasn’t very good…Since therapy, her reading and comprehension has greatly improved. The difference is amazing! I honestly don’t know what we would have done had we not found out about VT.“-Ava’s mom
“I have improved greatly in my schoolwork and recently got my state testing results. I’m currently a 7th grader with a 10th grade level in math and 8th grade level in reading. My homeroom teacher was really impressed with my overall improvements for this school year and I’m sure it is because of my eye therapy.“-Alicia
“I love to read just for fun again. I have an amazing memory. I can see better at a distance. I have 10 times less headaches. I can do homework, schoolwork, and tests easier and faster. I can also read the boards at school without being at the front of the class.“-Lexi
“My life is much better because of eye therapy. I am able to read and keep up with my friends as we run and play. I’m able to enjoy walks, playgrounds, and bike rides. Learning to ride a bike was possible thanks to therapy. Schoolwork is much more enjoyable. Learning is actually fun now.“-Claire
“Less than a year of therapy now has her reading at advanced grade levels, improved her athletic awareness, and reduced her experiences with carsickness to almost nothing. For Christmas she asked for chapter books…We are incredibly grateful for all that has changed in a short time.“-Landry’s mom
“Before coming to vision therapy, he would struggle in school, could not read or write, and struggled to even feed himself…Vision therapy completely changed his life, and that is not an overstatement.“-John Paul’s mom
Read more of our success stories here.