Many parents wonder if vision therapy can be a solution for their children's learning challenges in school. If your child is struggling academically, you may be searching for answers. An important point to consider is the role vision plays in learning. A comprehensive optometric evaluation can reveal whether your child might benefit from vision therapy.

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Take our online visual skills assessment to help identify if you or your child has a potential visual deficit that may be interfering with success in the classroom, work, or sports.

If you would like to schedule a functional or developmental vision exam, please call us.

Beyond Just 20/20 Vision

You may think that if your child has 20/20 vision, there shouldn't be any problems. But having clear sight is only a piece of the puzzle. Visual processing involves a lot more than just seeing clearly. It's how the brain interprets and responds to what the eyes see that truly matters. In many cases, children who struggle with reading or attention could be facing underlying visual processing issues.

How an Optometric Evaluation Works

A detailed eye exam is more than just reading off a chart. The evaluation aims to analyze various visual skills:

  • How well your child moves their eyes while reading
  • Their ability to change focus
  • Coordination between their eyes during reading or other activities

What are Visual Motor Skills?

Visual motor skills are crucial for moving through space and for tasks like writing. If your child seems uncoordinated, the problem could be deeply rooted in their vision. Specialized testing can help determine if there are challenges with visual motor skills that need to be addressed.

Advanced Testing for Visual Processing

Visual processing encompasses a range of abilities and requires specific tests separate from a standard eye exam. These tests help evaluate:

  • Visual discrimination between different shapes and symbols
  • Memory of visual patterns
  • Ability to process and orient rotated or similar items

Can Vision Therapy Help?

Vision therapy is a powerful tool that can benefit children with learning challenges, attention issues, and even eye coordination problems. It is designed based on the unique visual issues your child faces, as determined by their test results. So the answer to whether vision therapy can help your child is a resounding "Yes."

Speak to Us for More Information

We encourage parents to ask questions and engage with their child's teachers to gather all necessary information. If you're concerned about your child's learning or vision, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to offer comprehensive care and tailored solutions that can make a genuine difference in your child's life.

Remember, clear vision is more than just 20/20; it's about helping your child see the world in a way that helps them succeed.

Schedule with eye doctors for a pediatric eye exam at our renowned optometry clinic in Valencia, drawing patients from the neighboring areas of Santa Clarita, Palmdale, and San Fernando Valley. Call (661) 775-1860 or fill out this form to make an appointment today.
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