Free Seminar, March 20, 2018: Vision and Success in School

Philip C. Bugaiski, OD, FCOVD, FCSO and The Developmental Vision Center invite you to attend a Vision Therapy Seminar on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. In this lively, hands-on seminar, you’ll learn how to assess, test for and distinguish visual conditions that can keep some children from doing well in school. The seminar is free!

Free Seminar, March 20, 2018: Vision and Success in School

Mar 20th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Developmental Vision Center - 10210 Berkeley Place Dr., Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28262

March-20-2018-vision-therapy-seminar.pngEvery parent wants their child to be successful in school. But as many as 25 percent of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from attaining their highest level of success. Four of 5 classroom hours involve doing near vision work less than arm’s length from a child’s eyes. Many children and adults 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.

If you have a child whose school problems fit the checklist below, or you know someone with such a child, you are invited to attend a special seminar on vision and learning at the time and place shown below. You’ll be glad you attended.

How can you tell whether your child is having vision problems? Here are some signs:

  • Child takes "hours" to do 20 minutes of homework.
  • Child misses or re-reads words or lines on the page.
  • Must read and re-read material in order to understand what it says.
  • Short attention span when doing work that requires near vision work.
  • Child is intelligent but is working below his or her potential.
  • Child is a class clown or misbehaves to distract attention from academic problems.
  • Reverses words or letters after the second grade.
  • Squinting, rubbing eyes, "hunches" over work, headaches associated with school.