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Vision & Learning


While vision problems do not directly cause learning disabilities, they do interfere with the process of learning and can impede remedial efforts. Visual skills, far beyond 20/20 eyesight, provide the foundation for learning to take place.

Due to similar symptoms, an undetected visual dysfunction can be misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia or a reading disability. A comprehensive eye exam, which rules out a binocular vision dysfunction, is critical to determining if vision is a contributing factor.


Workplace efficiency and different areas of learning can be impacted by visual dysfunctions, which encompass a large group of diagnoses, such as:

Convergence Insufficiency: The eyes do not turn inward properly when focusing on a near object.
Strabismus: One or both eyes will turn in or out more frequently under visual stress.
Amblyopia (lazy eye): One or both eyes cannot be corrected to see 20/20 due to lack of visual development.
Eye Movement Disorders: Poor ocular motor control of smooth tracking and shifts in fixations.
CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome): One of the fastest growing health concerns in the workplace. Excessive computer use can induce eyestrain, headaches and/or reduction in quality of life.
Poor Binocular Coordination (Eye Teaming): The two eyes do not team well, which contributes to many early developmental delays in visual motor, visual auditory and vestibulo-ocular development.

Many times the above conditions cannot be treated with glasses, contact lenses or patching alone, and an optometric vision therapy program is required.