Vision Therapy: Learning

Vision therapy is widely used in treating vision issues relating to learning. However, it can be daunting, at first, to look into vision therapy if you aren’t familiar with it. Equally daunting is understanding the sorts of problems it can help with, and what you should do if a vision issue is detected. 

The resources below can get you started, and if you have additional questions, or want to make an appointment, you can contact us.

11 Visual Skills Used in the Classroom

While everyone knows that your eyes are important for seeing the board and other work in the classroom, there are many other visual skills needed in order to perform well, and if there is an issue impeding any of these, life can become much more challenging. Learn more about these important skills.
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Parents Checklist

As a parent, you have no shortage of things to pay attention to regarding your children, which can make it a challenge to add something extra like paying attention to signs which may indicate a vision problem. This checklist provides a concise and helpful guide to make your job a bit easier.
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Are School Vision Screenings Reliable?

School vision screenings. Everyone’s had one, and your children are no exception. However, the question arises: Just how reliable are they at discovering vision issues in children? Learn more here.
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Learning-Related Vision Problems

There is much more to vision than most people realize, and there are numerous vision problems which can impact a child’s ability to learn. Continue reading for a primer on many of these issues.
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Teacher’s Guide to Vision

Teachers may be in the best position to notice if a child is having a vision issue that is negatively impacting their ability to learn. However, they must know what to look for. Check out our simple but comprehensive guide, so you can provide yet another important service for your students.
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Signs of Learning-Related Vision Problems

It’s one thing to know what problems you may encounter, but it’s another entirely to be able to spot the signs in your child. We’re here to help. Continue reading to learn about what to watch for.
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Can Vision Therapy Help My Child?

You may have heard of vision therapy being used to treat children with learning-related vision issues, but are unsure about what exactly it can do for them. Get the answer to that important question, and more.
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Can ADHD Be a Vision Problem?

Is your child’s teacher concerned they have ADHD? The real problem may in fact be a vision issue. Learn more about the connections between vision issues and ADHD so you can know better what to do if your child is struggling in school
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Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

Most of us have heard about dyslexia and how it makes reading more difficult. However, some vision issues can cause similar problems, and they have very different causes. Learn more here about the differences, and how to determine what the cause of your child’s difficulty is.
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Understanding Visual Symptoms

There are several symptoms your child might exhibit which signify a vision issue, some easier to spot than others. Learn why your child may be exhibiting these symptoms.
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Testimonials


Such a nice optician. My grandson is only 4 and needs glasses. We were so sad, but he explained the issues, and we will follow up as he suggested.


Anna P.

I had such a good experience with the clinic. Very friendly staff and doctor, did not have to wait for long to be called, and was treated respectfully. Thanks, American Family.


June S.

Dr. Zurcher has gone above and beyond what any other eye doctor has ever done to figure out what is going on with my eyes. Very happy with American Family Vision.


Christine R.

Family Vision Clinic changed our lives! My daughter was frequently car sick, and she was getting headaches every day, often painful enough that they brought her to tears. We saw a string of doctors and therapists, but we made no progress. Finally, we found Dr. Levi Zurcher and his eye therapist Rain. After ten weeks of eye therapy my daughter no longer gets headaches, and she no longer gets car sick. Daily tears are a thing of the past. I really can’t say enough about this clinic. It was fascinating to watch Dr. Zurcher work. For the first time, someone who knew what they were doing was intently studying my daughter, really trying to figure out all of her eye issues, and his therapist Rain is one of the most patient and lovely people that I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. We’re finished with eye therapy—yay!—and I have switched to American Family Vision Clinic for all of my family’s other eye health needs.


Lars Wulff

Very professional, yet kind and helpful. They do what they can to make the appointment comfortable. I was running a bit late, I made sure ti call. They were able to switch me with a patient who was already there, they treated me with respect, and helped my son have confidence by getting him the eye care he needed that day. Thank you so much! Would recommend to anyone. It's a blessing that they care enough to work with people who have all different types of insurance from work to state coverage.


Justin E.

The staff is friendly. The Doc is very knowledgeable. The office is family friendly and everyone is so patient with the little ones.


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