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Vision and Learning Disabilities

If your child exhibits any of the following behaviors, he or she may be suffering from a problem with convergence and/or adequate visual function and/or visual perception. These visual problems can contribute to learning disabilities or, in some cases, can be mistaken or misdiagnosed as learning disabilities.

Your child . . .

  • Seems bright, but struggles with reading.
  • Fatigues quickly when reading, with frequent signs of frustration.
  • Is unable to sit still; cannot stay on task for any length of time.
  • Reverses words, numbers or letters.
  • Has difficulty remembering spelling words.
  • Is disorganized and frustrated when studying visual information.
  • Frequently loses his place, skips words or whole lines of text.
  • Has poor reading comprehension.
  • Has difficulty copying from the board or a book, has sloppy handwriting.
  • Medication or tutoring has not been successful in improving school performance.
  • Has been labeled LD (learning disabilities), ADD, ADHD, or dyslexic.

See more Vision Quizes at Vision Checklists

What is the treatment strategy when it is determined that a defect in visual function is present?

When indicated, a personalized and interactive Vision Therapy program can be administered under supervision. Each program is individualized to meet a child's specific visual needs. This type of therapy is short-term and goal-oriented.


To locate an eye doctor who provides comprehensive pediatric vision examinations and treatment, including Vision Therapy, request a referral through our Referral Directory: Find a Pediatric Eye Doctor.

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