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Vision Therapy for ADHD

  • Can Vision Problems be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?

    While many children with ADHD have 20/20 vision, they may still suffer from vision problems that affect their ability to learn. Functional vision difficulties can produce similar symptoms to those found in ADHD. These visual problems can lead to skipping lines, confusing words and word-order, etc. - making it impossible for the child to read accurately and efficiently....
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  • ADHD and Vision Problems: 2 Important Studies

    This page provides just two of the many research papers that link ADHD and vision problems. There are thousands of published research articles on ADHD...
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  • ADHD FAQs

    These are the ten most frequent questions asked to vision therapy eye doctors on ADHD. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in treating children with ADHD or any attention difficulties....
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  • Does My Child Have ADHD or a Vision Problem?

    ADHD may be confused with vision problems. An ADHD diagnosis may seem obvious if your child is fidgety, hyperactive, or struggles in school. However, these...
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  • What Is ADHD?

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders among children. ADHD behaviors generally interfere with academic and social success and cause many difficult challenges. Over four million American children - up to 11 percent of school age students - are diagnosed with ADHD....
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  • Does My Child Have ADHD?

    The primary behaviors associated with ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These are similar to those experienced with undiagnosed visual problems and may be improved with vision therapy....
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  • ADHD and Vision: Recent Research

    Recent research has shown that ADHD behaviors may actually be a result of vision problems. If your child is fidgety, hyperactive, or distressed by his schoolwork, you may think that a diagnosis of ADHD is obvious. In the last 15 years, many clinical trials have been published and show that many vision problems can affect your child in the same way as an attention deficit disorder. Vision problems can be effectively treated, often without medications....
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  • Visual Side Effects of ADHD Medication

    What are the visual side effects of ADHD medication? A child who has been prescribed a medication for ADHD may experience an increase in their visual problems. Many times ADHD medications can have an opposite affect - leading to increased difficulties in maintaining attention in class, as well as other challenges that may worsen the ADHD behavior....
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  • ADHD and Vision: Success Stories

    Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD - when a vision problem was an underlying issue and was successfully managed with a personalized program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection....
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  • Does ADHD Cause Social Problems?

    Sometimes children with ADHD don’t fully understand what is expected of them in social situations. Children with ADHD usually encounter many obstacles in school, finding it difficult to succeed in their studies. Many children with ADHD face difficulties in reading or math, organization, focus, as well as their attention challenges....
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