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August is Vision & Learning Month!
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This year, we're urging parents to Keep Summer Learning in Sight because a comprehensive vision exam and a season full of vision-enhancing fun are the best ways to prevent summer learning loss and identify hidden vision problems that make it harder to learn when school starts in the fall!

Joining us at the Annual Meeting next April?
You could win $200 off registration! 

 VISIONary Toys 
Our featured blog series this summer, headed by Dr. Marsha Sorenson, FCOVD, showcases toys and activities that are more than just fun -- they build visual skills and keep kids using their brains all summer! 
Each year, our dedicated members reach out to their state and local governments to urge them to issue official proclamations that August is Vision & Learning Month to help spread the word. Your state could be next!


Why Vision?
Did you know 80% of learning is through vision, and that 50% of vision problems are not detectable by a typical school vision screening? There are so many reasons for a comprehensive vision exam!

What is Vision & Learning Month? 

August was first declared Vision & Learning Month in 1995. The goal of this national observance is to help educate parents and educators about the critical link between vision and learning. Since then, cities and states have continued to generate awareness by making yearly proclamations.


Could an undiagnosed vision problem be affecting your child's learning?

comprehensive vision exam with a developmental optometrist is the first step in uncovering the link between a child's vision and any learning problems they may be struggling with unnecessarily. 

Locate a Doctor
near you to discuss a comprehensive exam that will check for hidden vision problems that may affect learning.


2016 Campaign

 VT Patient Stories on our Blog, Mindsight

Back to school after a soccer field fiasco:
Abbie's Story

Healing for the whole family:
Braden's Story
Achieving so much more than better vision:
Nathan's Story

Forward progress from backward letters:
Laurian's Story

Sent to the principal's office for vision problems:
Destiny's Story
Homework without Tears:
Hannah's Story

New Hope for Independence:
Su-Jin's Story
From First-Grade Reading Speed to Law School:
 Darby's Story
No More Tummy Aches at Reading Time:
Landon's Story


An Adult Patient's Journey through

Vision Therapy  

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Read the First Press Release!
Read the Second Press Release!



2015 Campaign


 Press Releases



2014 Campaign


2013 Campaign


August 1 Press Release 

July 8 Press Release

June 3 Press Release

Visions of Hope Video Contest

In 2013, COVD reached out to parents across the globe to share their personal stories through video. Watch the submissions below!