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Vision For School

  • Can vision problems impact academic performance?
  • Passing the school vision screening means perfect vision... right?
  • Can vision therapy help a child with dyslexia?
  • Can a child be gifted and still have a learning difficulty?

  • Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

    Has your child been diagnosed with Dyslexia? Since up to 80 percent of learning in school is acquired through vision, a child diagnosed with dyslexia may actually have an undiagnosed vision problem, causing difficulties with their academic performance....
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  • Vision Screenings: Top 4 FAQs

    If my child has passed a vision screening, does that mean they have ‘perfect sight’?  Unfortunately, no. It’s a common misconception that vision screenings at...
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  • Vision Screening vs Eye Exam: What’s the Difference?

    Vision screenings do not tell the whole story. Your child may ‘pass’ a school vision screening, but still have an undiagnosed vision problem. Many people...
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  • Could a Vision Problem Impact Academic Performance? Top 5 FAQs

    Can’t understand why your child is struggling in school? Up to 25 in every 100 children are affected by vision problems — that’s at least...
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  • Can Vision Therapy Improve Reading Fluency? FAQs

    If a child is bright and intelligent – but their reading is still below grade level – they may benefit with vision therapy. As 80%...
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  • Can Vision Therapy Help Learning Difficulties? Top 8 FAQs

    Over 25% of all children have a significant vision problem that impacts their learning (American Optometric Association). Your child’s education and happiness means everything to...
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  • Does Hyperopia Impact Learning?

    More than 13% of all students have hyperopia, a vision problem that may be impacting their ability to learn. What is hyperopia? Hyperopia (farsightedness) occurs...
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  • University of Waterloo: Binocular Vision and Reading Problems

    University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada: ‘Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision’. According to a new study by the University of Waterloo: Elementary...
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  • Vision and Learning: Excerpts from Dr. Donald Getz

    If vision is learned, then it can be improved.  Dr. Donald Getz (1931-2012) was a world-renowned lecturer, author and leader in vision therapy, he taught...
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  • Healthy Eyes for Life: 10 Facts for School Children

    Are your child’s eyes school-ready?  The school years place heavy demands on your child’s eyes and vision. Make sure your child’s eyes are checked on...
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  • Improving Self-Esteem with Vision Therapy

    Could vision therapy lead to improved self-esteem? Many children do not receive a comprehensive examination of their visual skills. As a result, children with reduced...
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  • Children’s Vision: FAQs

    These are the 5 most frequent questions asked to eye doctors on children's vision. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in children's vision....
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  • Does Your Child Have a Learning Difficulty?

    Is your child not reaching their potential at school? Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the eyes and visual pathways. Strong visual skills are critical for all aspects of learning. If there are problems with your child’s visual skills it could impact their ability to learn....
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  • Vision Therapy for School: Success Stories

    Personal stories from parents of children who struggled academically, and after completing a program of Vision Therapy their school grades improved. *Names have been changed for privacy protection....
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  • Vision-Related Learning Problems: Top 6 Myths and Facts

    Visual skills are a vital pillar of learning.  Every student needs strong visual skills to excel at school. Your child’s ability to learn in and...
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  • What Are ‘Low Plus’ Lenses?

    Why did your eye doctor prescribe 'low plus' lenses for your child? Low plus lenses, like their name suggests, have relatively low lens powers usually +0.50, +0.75 or +1.00. These powers are considered ‘low’, but may have a considerable benefit for your child's reading and school grades....
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  • How Does Vision Affect Learning?

    Since up to 80% of everything a child learns is derived through the visual pathways and their eyes, if there is any interference in their vision, a child may not develop to their maximum potential. There are 17 visual skills that are essential for learning....
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  • Essential Vision Skills for College Students

    Strong visual skills are essential for academic success in college College students have significantly high demands on their visual systems— and the integrity of their visual skills are critical for their success in their studies. Colleges and universities are known for their large lecture halls and seemingly endless amount of requirements. The great amount of studies that are involved in fulfilling these requirements lead to many hours of reading textbooks, studying, and using computers - all requiring excellent visual skills....
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  • Are School Vision Screenings Reliable?

    Many schools conduct vision screenings as a service to try to identify vision problems, but are they reliable? The simple answer is, no. These vision screenings are very limited, and are not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination performed by an eye doctor....
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