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Learning-Related Vision Problems and Dyslexic Patterns

Vision therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand coordination, visual perceptual skills, etc.)

25% of disabled readers have poor visual skills. True dyslexia is a neurological dysfunction marked by the inability of the language centers in the brain to decode print or to use phonetics to make connections between written symbols and their sounds. However, not all students who struggle with reading suffer from phonological processing problems. Although many of the symptoms may be similar, the reason may be vision and not a language-based deficit. Poor visual processing plays a significant role in a lot children/students and juvenile delinquents who struggle to read. These students process visual information more slowly than that of their peers. Visual deficiencies are reported in over 75% of the population diagnosed with reading problems.

A complete eye exam by a developmental optometrists trained to diagnose and treat visual related learning problems can determine if vision is at the base of the students struggle to read and comprehend. 

  • Convergence insufficiency (CI) and reading problems, and tracking problems and reading difficulties
  • Dyslexia and vision