A Vision Disorder Could Be to Blame for Your Child’s Frequent Headaches Even With 20/20 Eyesight

Does you child often complain of headaches? Headaches in children can stem from a wide range of causes; so if your child does get frequent headaches, you should consult your pediatrician to rule out serious conditions. But one often-overlooked cause of headaches in children is treatable. Children with undiagnosed functional vision problems commonly get headaches, […]

What Parents Need to Know About How Vision Problems Interfere with Learning (Even if a Child Has 20/20 Eyesight)

Did you know that your child could have 20/20 eyesight yet still have a vision problem that significantly interferes with his or her ability to learn? It’s true, and it’s more common than most parents, teachers, child-development professionals, or even family eye doctors are aware. Vision is comprised of three main components — reception, processing, […]

My child has “20/20” eyesight but still has trouble copying off the board at school. What could cause that?

You probably remember struggling from time to time to see the blackboard in school when you were a child. Maybe you sat in the back of the classroom, behind the tall kid, or someone with big hair sat in front of you. Perhaps you needed your first pair of glasses before you could easily make […]

Will too much screen time make functional vision problems worse?

Will too much screen time make functional vision problems worse?

The Visual Learning Center offers developmental optometry & vision therapy near Silver Spring, MD in Olney. Modern technology requires more from a child’s visual processing system than ever before. Compared to a generation ago, kids use their vision in different ways. They spend far less time than their parents did outside on the playground, exploring the […]

Common Childhood Physical Symptoms That Could Be Signs of Undetected Vision Problems

7 Common Physical Symptoms in Children That Could Caused by a Vision Problem

The Visual Learning Center offers developmental optometry & vision therapy near Silver Spring, MD in Olney. As a parent or caregiver, when a child complains that they don’t feel well or that something hurts, you want to ensure you do what you can to get to the bottom of whatever is ailing them and help them […]

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What is a Learning-Related Vision Problem?

The Visual Learning Center offers developmental optometry & vision therapy near Silver Spring, MD in Olney. Did you know that approximately 80% of what a child learns in school is learned visually? Acquiring knowledge from the page, the board, the screen, and interactions with teachers and classmates requires continual use of the visual system. You may think […]

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Accommodative Dysfunction: An Often Overlooked Vision Problem That Makes Classroom Learning Difficult

The Visual Learning Center offers  developmental optometry & vision therapy near Silver Spring, MD in Olney. Accommodative dysfunction is an often-overlooked functional vision problem that makes classroom learning difficult and interferes with performance in school. When parents contact us at the Visual Learning Center, they often wonder how their child could have a vision problem that […]

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7 Reasons Children With Undiagnosed Vision Problems Struggle to Read

The Visual Learning Center offers  developmental optometry & vision therapy in Olney, Maryland,  convenient to Silver Spring. Is your child struggling to read, and you don’t know why? One of the most frequent complaints by parents who visit the Visual Learning Center is that their child is having difficulty reading or reading below grade level. This […]

An Eye Teaming Problem Could Be The Reason Your Child Struggles to Read

The Visual Learning Center offers  developmental optometry & vision therapy in Olney, Maryland,  convenient to Silver Spring. Have you noticed that your child or a child you work with tries to avoid reading? Do they look away from the text often, rub their eyes repeatedly, or claim that they are tired every time they sit down […]