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Three to five children out of every classroom have vision problems that can affect learning, reading, and overall school performance. Most of the time parents, teachers, doctors, and especially the children have no idea they are seeing any different than anyone else. Children think they are normal and what they see in normal. So many of these children suffer needlessly and do not reach their potential.
We need your help. We know that not only parents, but teachers, pediatricians, school nurses, counselors, and administrators know when a child is struggling and reach out to help. We are here to give you tools to know when it may be a vision problem and where to go to get answers.
Our eye physicians often go to different groups to conduct workshops to train educators and professionals how to assess, test for and distinguish visual conditions that keep children from doing well in school. In this hands-on workshop you’ll have the opportunity to practice tests on other participants and ask questions.
Every parent wants their child to be successful in school. But vision problems that keep them from attaining their highest level of success. Four out of five classroom hours involve doing near vision work less than an arm’s length from a child’s eyes. Many children and adults cannot handle such intense, prolonged near vision work.
In our free one-hour workshops, Hyde Eye Care physicians can help you identify common vision problems that impact reading proficiency and school performance.
For more information, feel free to contact us at 423-581-2020 and ask for Dr. Dabbs.
Here are some links to additional Vision Therapy resources, including research and learning materials.
• National Organization of Developmental Optometrists
• NIH Sponsored Research
• White Papers and Other Research
• 50 More Studies Supporting Vision Therapy