Does homework in your household drag on for hours? Convergence insufficiency could be the cause

If your child spends hours completing homework each evening, your initial frustration might be with his teacher. You may complain that too much homework is being assigned and worry that the school is to blame for interfering with family time, play time, or outdoor and extracurricular activities; but over time, you eventually realize that your […]

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 […]

Reading Problems in Children

How to Tell if Reading Problems in Children are Caused by Undetected Vision Problems

Getting to the bottom of what’s causing reading problems in children can be challenging. Parents and teachers often turn to the usual suspects: Is it a developmental disorder? Dyslexia? A learning disability? An attention deficiency? Even reading specialists, counselors, and occupational therapists rarely suspect a vision problem to account for reading problems in children. If […]

vision therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Can vision therapy treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Many children who have displayed symptoms of attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) have experienced relief or improvement from those symptoms by undergoing an intensive and comprehensive vision therapy or vision training program. However, that does not mean vision therapy treats or cures attention deficit disorders. It means that ADD/ADHD is often […]

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, […]

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What Vision Therapy Can and Cannot Treat

Vision therapy helps children with vision problems develop or improve visual skills, abilities, and efficiencies. If your child is diagnosed with a functional vision problem or visual processing disorder, an individualized vision therapy treatment program, under the supervision of an optometrist trained in developmental and functional vision care, can significantly improve or correct the visual […]

A child that sees like this can pass a vision screening [infographic]

As a parent, you’re dedicated to ensuring your children are healthy, thriving, and have access to the best available learning opportunities. So when your child undergoes an eye exam at school or with your family eye doctor and passes with “20/20 eyesight” or a prescription for corrective lenses, you’re probably confident that his or her vision […]

Functional vision problems: What happens if your child’s eyes fail to work as a team?

When your child is doing close work, such as reading, writing, or using a mobile device or computer, he or she needs to be able to keep both eyes turned in to point at the same position. The ability to move, turn, and point the eyes together, is called eye teaming. Eye teaming is a […]