Vision and Success at School
As many as 25% of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from attaining their highest level of success. 4 of 5 classroom hours involve doing near vision work less than arm’s length from a child’s eyes. Many children cannot handle such intense, prolonged near vision work. Some children lose vision to nearsightedness; others avoid near vision work and do poorly at school. Some children struggle along, reading and re-reading passages to comprehend them, still others get headaches or score low on reading assignments. Optometric research has proven many ways to deal with learning-related vision problems. Sometimes in simple, direct ways lenses help. In more complex cases, re-training the child to see efficiently will result in increased ability to comprehend. Vision research has shown ways to prevent or reduce permanent vision loss to nearsightedness, and turn children who “hate” or avoid reading into content and interested readers.
You are invited to attend a special workshop on vision and learning at the time and place shown below. You’ll be glad you attended. Contact Hours towards your total hours for certification will be given. Refreshments will be served!
Vision and learning checklist
- Short attention span for reading
- Must read and re-read material to understand it well
- Takes “hours” to do 30 minutes of homework
- Disturbs other children in class during reading or near work
- Gets sleepy when reading
- Still reverses words or letters beyond second grade
- Better at math than English
- Skips or re-reads words or lines
- Covers one eye while reading or exhibits odd postures at desk
You are invited to attend a special vision workshop
9:00am-1:00pm or 2:00pm-6:00pm
Joshua Watt, OD, FCOVD
1710 Jet Stream Dr, Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to distinguish visual conditions that keep some children from doing well in school. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and learn to help those students who are struggling.
Each session is limited to 20 participants
Minimum of 10 participants per session. Classes may be combined to meet this requirement.