Vision problems go beyond eyesight
Our teacher guide to vision therapy helps you tell the difference
Vision accounts for 80 percent of learning, but vision is more than eyesight. As an educator, you’ve probably observed students who struggle despite having good eyesight. But we see with our brain, not our eyes, and vision-related learning disorders affect as many as 1 in four people.
Good vision is a combination of how the eyes work, how they move as a team, how quickly they focus and how they coordinate with the hands.
Vision problems in students can often lead to
- Misdiagnosed learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder
- Poor self-esteem
- Fatigue, frustration and irritability
- Day dreaming
- Short attention span
Faulty assumptions about a child’s learning ability can be harmful! Learn more about ways to determine whether a vision problem may be involved.