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Posted on 12-02-2016

Vision Problem or Learning Disability

Young boy in vision therapy

Our Yakima optometrist wants you to know that sometimes, children experience difficulty learning in the classroom because of problems with their vision. As a parent, you want your child to get the most effective use out of time spent in the classroom as well as when doing homework. Sometimes, children experience difficulty learning in the classroom because of problems with their vision. If you suspect your child may have a learning disability, one important thing you should check first is to see if they have any issues with their vision that could be impacting their learning.  Vision problems that impact school performance often are successfully treated with vision therapy which is available in the greater Kennewick and Yakima areas. 

Vision Problems Affecting Learning

For instance many children who have slow hesitant reading or skip words on a page do so because their eyes do not have the ability to track from one word to the other quickly and accurately.  Children can also be very avoidant of reading or school work because doing so gives them a headache due to eye strain.  This avoidant behavior can often be mistaken for lack of ability to focus on their work.  Difficulty with eye focusing can cause a child to have doubling or blurring vision when they read causing mistakes and difficulty learning to read.  Finally, children can have problems processing the information they are seeing.  This can cause problems with letter reversals, remembering words they just read, or reading comprehension.

Contact Washington Vision Therapy for Vision Therapy Treatment in the Greater Kennewick and Yakima Area Today

Every child deserves the best possible classroom experience to meet his or her true potential. For more information on vision problems that can affect reading and learning in the greater Kennewick and Yakima area and beyond or to set up an appointment with one of our experienced developmental optometrists, please contact Washington Vision Therapy Center today. Remember to ask us about our new patient offer of a free on-site visual skills screening!

We’d like to know how you first became aware of vision therapy and what led you to reach out to our team today. Let us know in the comment section below or call us today at (509) 631 - 9519!

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