you find reading this way difficult? Frustrating? Did you want to
quit? Statistically, 20% of school-aged children fight to keep from seeing
print this way. These children
can't control their eye movements at close ranges, and as a result they fight
double vision every day, especially with reading. Still others struggle with
print that blurs or jumps around. Is it any surprise these children are not
doing well in school?
your child is struggling to read or finding it difficult to remain on task, the
cause may be an undetected vision problem, even if your child's eyesight is
20/20 and he's passed the school's vision screening or a routine eye exam. The goal of this
website is to educate parents and teachers about frequently overlooked vision
problems in the hopes of helping those children who struggle unnecessarily
because of undiagnosed vision disorders. In fact, many of these children
are often suspected of having learning disabilities, dyslexia, or attention
deficits when the real culprit is their vision. We invite you to explore
the information presented in this site under "Vision and Learning" to learn more.
detection can save years of struggling. If your child has been labeled
ADD, learning disabled, dyslexic, unmotivated or even "lazy," please
follow the "Vision and Learning" links to learn more! This may be the single most
important thing you do for your child this year!
with lazy eyes (ambly- opia) and crossed or wandering eyes (strabismus) face a
dif- ferent set of problems. Because they only learned to use one eye at a
time, they have little depth perception, and balance and coordination can also
suffer. If the eye turn is great enough, then there is also the cosmetic
issue. Children with obvious crossed or wandering eyes have to deal with
the self-consciousness arising from questions, stares, and teasing from their
medical-based treatment has often centered around surgery that will improve the
child's appearance but does little to improve the eye's vision. There is a
better way--treatment by an developmental optometrist that will straighten the eye as well as restore it to
normal vision. We invite you to follow the "Strabismus and
links to learn more.
Included on our Site
Vision and Learning
-Learning to See: How
vision develops, & what to know if there's a problem
-Symptoms Checklist: Is your child at risk for
vision-based learning problems?
-Beyond 20/20: School-aged children need visual skills besides 20/20 vision
-Vision & Reading: The visual skills children
need to read and learn
-Vision & Dyslexia: Untreated
vision problems can look like dyslexia
-Vision & ADD/ADHD: Children with
vision problems are often misdiagnosed.
Strabismus & Amblyopia
-Crossed and Wandering Eyes:
Normal two-eyes vision without surgery
-Lazy Eye (amblyopia): Teaching the eye
to see normally.
- Vision Therapy: Treatment for vision
problems that glasses can't correct
-Photos of Therapy: Pictures of
patients doing therapy to improve vision
-Developmental Optometrists: Specialists
in children's vision care
-Bifocals for Children:
Stress-relieving lenses to help children cope
-Therapy for Adults: Adult concerns
with uncorrected vision problems
-Success Stories: Stories of patients
whose lives have improved with therapy
-Find a Doctor Near You: Find a
specialist in your area.
-VT in the News: Newspaper and online
stories highlighting vision therappy
-Effectiveness of VT:
American Optometric Assn supports the benefits of VT
-Research Bibliography: Research,
studies, and professional articles
-Other Information: Updates and
instructional videos on vision-related issues.
-Just for Fun!: Fun exercises to
sharpen your visual skills!
-Links: Links to other good sites
about vision therapy
About Us--Sponsors of the Children's Vision Information Network
-Wichita Vision Development Center:
Wichita, KS Vision Therapy clinic
-Child & Family Optometry:
Wichita, KS family eye care
-Free Vision Screenings:
Free vision screenings for at-risk Kansas children
-Contact Us: Need more
information? Please contact our clinic!