Seeing is our dominant sense and our primary source for gathering information in learning. Vision problems can have a profound effect on how we learn. Many children who experience academic difficulty may have a visual dysfunction in addition to their primary reading or learning dysfunction. These conditions are treatable. Many learning difficulties can be attributed to vision problems that are not detected during typical school vision screenings.
The Vision Council
The Vision Council works to provide better vision care for all people. We are a non-profit organization and our members are leaders in vision correction and vision health.
"It may be common sense that poor vision interferes with a child's ability to learn. But what is lesser known is that vision problems are the fourth most prevalent class of disability in the United States and one of the most prevalent conditions in childhood. This is an extremely important statistic considering that 80 percent of what children learn comes through their visual processing of information and that many children – nearly two in three according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – enter school without ever having had a vision screening."
How to Improve Children's Vision & Learning
A comprehensive vision exam with a COVD optometrist is the first step in helping a child's vision and learning.
Locate a Doctor near you to discuss the issue and schedule an appointment.