Functional Vision Development

See What’s Causing Your Child’s Academic Challenges.

Did you know that 80% of what we learn happens because of our vision? If your child is struggling academically, he or she may have a functional vision insufficiency, which can be treated by our Occupational Therapists. This type of therapy is typically covered by most major insurance plans.

Having 20/20 vision, doesn’t mean that your son or daughter does not suffer from functional vision issues. In fact, most children with functional vision issues have 20/20 visual acuity.

Note that the typically screenings given at school do not show functional vision concerns. If you believe your child has a vision deficiency, talk with your optometrist.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Eye teaming
  • Far and near point copying
  • Ocular-motor skill development (eye tracking, pursuits and Saccades)
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Figure ground
  • Visual closure
  • Form constancy
  • Accommodative insufficiency (focusing)

Warning Signs of Functional Vision Insufficiency:

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Near blur or diplopia
  • Double vision while performing near tasks (such as reading)
  • Forgetful, clumsy, or have ADHD-like symptoms
  • Loses place while reading
  • Has difficulty looking between the teacher and the board