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Vision + Learning at Visions Eye Care & Therapy Center

 VISION + LEARNING 

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THERE’S A CONNECTION BETWEEN LEARNING AND VISION.

One in four children struggle with learning because of an undiagnosed vision problem. Think about it. Children don’t know how they’re supposed to see. So, it’s up to you to make sure your child’s vision development is closely monitored.

 

The best thing you can do to set your child up for success in school is to have their vision tested by a trained developmental optometrist. In-school or pediatrician vision screenings only scratch the surface as they usually test for distance vision and often miss problems that can interfere with learning.

 

Remember, there’s more to vision than seeing 20/20. Here’s what we offer at Visions:

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 INFANT EXAMS 

Our developmental optometrists participate in the InfantSEE® Program, which is an initiative by the American Optometric Association that provides a complimentary well-baby exam for infants 6–12 months of age. 

These important exams check for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye coordination, and proper eye development. 

 PRESCHOOL EXAMS 

Your child’s vision goes through a lot of changes during their toddler years. Around age three, children start to develop interest in more academic-type tasks. This makes it important to ensure their visual system is functioning as it should be. 

We make children’s eye appointments comfortable and fun to help you get them ready for preschool. 

 CHILDREN’S EXAMS 

Most classroom learning happens visually. We’ll get your child ready for school by checking for proper eye teaming, tracking and focusing skills. Symptoms of learning-related vision problems can resemble dyslexia or ADHD so proper evaluation is important to avoid misdiagnosis. 

In many cases, vision can be corrected with glasses. In others, we’ll recommend further testing in our Vision Therapy Center. 

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DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF VISION PROBLEMS? 

 Children rarely report they’re having visual difficulties, but here are the physical clues you should look for.

 SIGNS OF A VISION PROBLEM 

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Blur when looking up close

Double vision

Headaches working up close

Words run together when reading

Burning, itchy, watery eyes

Falls asleep when reading

Sees worse at the end of the day

Skips/repeats lines when reading

Dizziness/nausea with near work

Tilts head/closes one eye when reading

Difficulty copying from chalkboard

Avoids near work/reading

Omits small words when reading

Writes uphill or downhill

Misaligns digits or columns of numbers

Poor reading comprehension

Poor/inconsistent in sports

Holds reading material too close

Trouble keeping attention on reading

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20/20 ISN’T EVERYTHING
A CHILD’S VISION IS CRITICAL

20/20 Isn't Everything - A Child's vision is critical to learning

20/20 Isn't Everything - A Child's vision is critical to learning

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MYOPIA
MANAGEMENT

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Nearsightedness in children is rising and with it comes an increased risk of eventual detached retinas, maculopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. We’re certified providers of CooperVision’s Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program, which uses MiSight soft contact lenses. These lenses are FDA-approved to compensate for nearsightedness, as well as provide treatment that reduces the rate of myopia progression in kids by 59%.

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VISION + LEARNING

“After bringing our infant in for a visit at Visions, we found out that he wasn’t really able to see very well. We had noticed his eyes seemed off, but we didn’t realize how much it affected his ability to crawl, reach for his food, and develop until he got his glasses. Once he could properly see, he was visually more engaged with us and his development soared!”

If your child is struggling with reading or learning, call to schedule an appointment today. It’s the best thing you can do to help your child succeed in school.

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