Poor Visual Skills

Double vision is extremely disruptive to reading. It often gets worse as the day wears on, or as reading extends beyond a few minutes. Many children block the vision of one eye in order to avoid seeing double.

Reading, writing and sports are just a few of the many things in our lives that rely on efficient and effective visual skills such as good eye coordination, tracking and focusing.  Poor visual skills can result in many different symptoms, such as blurry vision, double vision, words moving on the page, skipping/re-reading/omitting words or lines, eye strain or headaches.  Vision Therapy can help to improve these and many other visual skills that impact our everyday life.

Children with vision issues (i.e. convergence insufficiency) are often misdiagnosed as having a learning or behavioural condition such as dyslexia or ADHD.  This is due to the fact that 15 of the 18 symptoms of ADHD and 13 of the 17 symptoms of dyslexia can also be associated with vision disorders.  If your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability or is having behavioural difficulties, we highly recommend bringing them in for an assessment.

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Did you know?

– 15 of the 18 symptoms of ADHD

– 13 of the 17 symptoms of dyslexia

can also be associated with vision disorders.