Learning Related Vision Disorders in Children in Omaha

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Sight vs Vision: What’s the Difference?

1 in 4 school-aged children suffers from undiagnosed vision problems that affect their academic performance. There is a difference between sight and vision—and this difference is important. 

Sight is the ability to see clearly at any distance. Vision is the ability to take this clear image and bring it into the eye in a smooth and accurate manner, then transmit the image through the optic nerve to the back of the brain. In the brain, vision is interpreted by combining it with past learning experiences.

If a vision problem is affecting your child’s education, give us a call.

Learning Related Vision Disorders

“In human society, most information is acquired through the visual system. Uncorrected impairment of visual functioning can prevent the normal acquisition of information and lead to difficulties in learning.

There may be subtle abnormalities of binocular functioning, accommodation to close visual targets, or higher processing of visual information that interfere with the learning process. Detection of any such abnormalities at the earliest possible point in a child’s development is crucial to the prevention of subsequent learning disabilities that might otherwise ensue.”

– Learning Disabilities (page 32): A report to the United States Congress, prepared by the Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 1987.

Vision and Learning

Approximately 60% of problem learners have undiagnosed vision problems contributing to their difficulties. August was designated as National Children’s Vision & Learning Month to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms to watch for and available resources.

Autism

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders often have vision problems contributing to their challenges. Most parents of children with autism are unaware of the signs that their child may have a vision disorder.

People with autism can have difficulty coordinating central and peripheral (side) vision. Eye disorders and strabismus (crossed eyes) are also common. 

Treatment for vision problems can help patients feel less overwhelmed by visual stimuli, improve visual processing, and have better control over eye coordination.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is an effective, non-surgical, doctor-supervised treatment that retrains the brain and eyes to work together more efficiently. Rather than compensate for vision problems, vision therapy aims to treat and correct the visual system itself. Discover how we can help you or your child overcome vision problems and build a greater sense of confidence.

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Our Location

We’re located just off Nicholas Street across from Westroads Mall. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call.

Our Address

  • 9900 Nicholas St, Suite #250
  • Omaha, NE 68114

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:15 AM 5:15 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:15 AM 5:15 PM
  • Thursday: 8:15 AM 5:15 PM
  • Friday: 8:15 AM 5:15 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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