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Vision problems linked to reading problems

A new Canadian study finds that many elementary school children who read below grade level have challenges with their eyesight — even if *standard* tests say their vision is 20/20.

Children with accommodative issues have trouble focusing or have trouble changing their focus from one distance to another. Those with vergence issues have difficulty turning their eye in or out (eye movements often required for reading). Children with oculomotor issues have trouble with eye tracking and may lose their place when reading. Seeing 20/20 is not everything!

A complete binocular vision assessment is not always part of a standard vision test. That is why a Visual Skills Assessment should be part of the investigation for any student with reading difficulties! Call us for more information (905) 666-4848


The study from University of Waterloo: Eye Exams Linked to Kids’ Reading Level