Vision Therapy Blog

Vision Therapy Blog

Vision Therapy Blog

Vision Therapy Blog

Vision Therapy Blog

Vision Therapy Blog

10% of Children Have Undetected Vision Problems

Almost every classroom has children who struggle more than their peers, whether academically, socially or [behaviorally].

Why All Kids with ADHD Should Have Their Eyes Examined

Does your child have difficulty paying attention in school or show signs of behavioral problems? If so, he or she may have been diagnosed with ADHD—but this may not tell the whole story.

Does Your Child Have 20/20 Vision Yet Still Struggles In School?

Your child aced their school’s vision screening test with 20/20 eyesight. That means perfect vision, right? Actually, no. 20/20 simply means that your child can clearly see things that are 20 feet away...

3 Causes of Lazy Eye in Children

Amblyopia, commonly known as ‘lazy eye,’ is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early childhood, usually before the age of 8. A lazy eye develops when one eye is unable to achieve normal visual acuity, causing blurry vision in the affected eye—even when wearing glasses. Left untreated, amblyopia can lead to permanent vision loss in one eye....

4 Reasons Why Your Child May Be Refusing to Read

Reading involves the simultaneous coordination of a number of basic visual skills. For children who have not yet mastered some of these skills, reading can be an exercise in frustration, leading them to avoid reading altogether...

How Vision Therapy Impacts Confidence & Success

Building confidence in children is critical to their success. However, children with poorly developed visual skills tend to lack confidence in their abilities. They may struggle to keep up in school, finding it difficult to concentrate in the classroom, or be unable to catch a ball when playing on the sports field.

Giving Vision Therapy The Attention It Deserves

The American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) recently published a policy statement (opinion piece) about visual problems that can arise after a child suffers a concussion, and the various treatment options the organization recommends.

Should My Child Have Vision Therapy?

Children may fail to recognize that they’re having difficulty reading, or that their eyes are struggling to focus, so it’s up to parents and teachers to be aware of the many visual problems that are common in children of all ages...

Does your Child Have a Vision Problem? Here are 20 Signs to Look Out For

A vision problem may directly impact a child’s performance in the classroom and on the sports field,  negatively affecting self-esteem and confidence levels. Given that an estimated 80% of learning is visual, good vision can be the difference between making the game-winning catch and watching the opposing team score runs...

Screen Time Can Lead To Eye Strain And Convergence Insufficiency In Children

Now that a couple of years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have gotten a clearer picture of the impact that online schooling has had on children’s eyes. Not only have myopia cases increased, but more children are experiencing symptoms of eye strain and convergence insufficiency due to extended screen time. Below, we explore what eye strain and convergence insufficiency are, and how vision therapy can help counteract the negative effects of online learning...

Can Vision Therapy Help Those With Autism?

Visual problems in autistic children commonly go undetected and untreated. Often mistaken for symptoms of autism, visual problems can make it much more difficult for individuals with autism to process what they are seeing....

Are Children with IEPs More Likely to Have Vision Problems?

Children with IEPs — school-based Individualized Educational Programs — are more likely to experience problems with their eyes, especially their visual skills. Visual skills include the eye’s ability to focus and track and work as a team, but these and many other visual difficulties aren’t detected in traditional vision screenings.

4 Reasons Why 3D Vision is So Important

3D vision plays a key role in a child’s ability to learn in school. Children who have problems with 3D depth perception will often have difficulty with spatial skills and visualization. This impacts their ability to form letters correctly, develop accurate word memory, and easily understand complex shapes...

Children’s Vision and Learning Awareness

Brain scans show that up to 80% of the sensory input that the brain receives comes through vision. In fact, no other sense takes up as much brainpower or contributes to learning as much as vision does...

What’s the Link Between Vision Therapy and Self-Confidence?

When most people think of vision, they think of how well a person can see up close or from afar. Many schools perform a simple vision screening to identify students who may be having difficulty seeing the board in the classroom...

5 Vision Therapy Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of misinformation out there, especially when it comes to vision therapy — a customized program that trains the eyes and brain to work together more effectively and efficiently. We are here to dispel those myths...

Can Vision Therapy Help Myopia?

You may have heard of vision therapy in the context of helping adults and children with lazy eye, eye turn, or learning difficulties. But did you know that in some cases, vision therapy may also be effective in preventing, reducing, or slowing myopia (nearsightedness)? While it’s true that scientists haven’t yet found a cure for myopia, vision therapy may help by targeting certain contributing factors of myopia. To assess whether vision therapy is right for your child, call Revision Optix in Simpsonville today...

Common Visual Symptoms to Watch for in Children

People often believe that if a child has 20/20 vision, they have perfect eyesight. This isn’t always the case. Having 20/20 eyesight refers to the ability to see clearly from 20 feet away. This doesn’t guarantee that a child has the visual skills needed to read properly...

Should My Child See An Occupational Therapist Or A Vision Therapist?

Parents of a child struggling to keep up at school will do almost anything to get their child the help they need. But parents don’t always know what kind of help the child needs, and from whom...

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