Vision Related Learning Disabilities

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Cooper Eye Care

Optometry located in Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY & Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Vision plays an integral role in learning, particularly for schoolchildren. While schools aren’t always equipped to diagnose vision-related learning disabilities, the skilled optometrists at Cooper Eye Care in Upper East Side, and Dyker Heights, New York City can diagnose these issues through comprehensive eye exams at their offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The staff routinely helps address vision-related learning disabilities, one of the most prevalent childhood conditions, with treatment options like corrective lenses, vision therapy, and more. Call or schedule an appointment online today to set up an eye exam for your child.

Vision Related Learning Disabilities Q & A

What are Vision-Related Learning Disabilities?

While you may generally think of learning disabilities as being solely cognitive in nature, your vision is a key instrument involved in the process of learning. About 1 in 10 children have vision problems noteworthy enough to negatively affect their school performance.

It’s important to know that vision problems don’t cause cognitive learning disabilities, which are marked by neurological processing issues. At Cooper Eye Care, the staff can help diagnose and treat vision problems that are affecting your child’s learning.

How Do I Know if My Child Has A Vision-Related Learning Disability?

Some of the most common signs your child may have a vision-related learning disability include:

  • Difficulty learning to read
  • Lack of interest in reading
  • Struggles with math
  • Trouble organizing thoughts or information
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


Personality or behavioral changes can be a key sign as well. If your child is struggling with a vision-related learning disability, it can make them frustrated and cause them to lose interest in school.

How are Vision-Related Learning Disabilities Diagnosed?

The only surefire way of knowing that your child has a vision-related learning disability is by coming into the office and having a thorough evaluation with one of the optometrists at Cooper Eye Care. Many school eye screenings miss vision problems that may be hampering your child.

At Cooper Eye Care, the staff offers comprehensive eye exams consisting of tests and screenings to determine what vision problem may be affecting your child’s learning.

What are Some Treatment Options for Vision-Related Learning Disabilities?

Each case is different, and treatment depends on the results of your child’s eye exam. However, one of the most common treatment methods used is vision therapy. With vision therapy, your child can enter a program involving weekly in-office visits or individualized at-home therapy to safely and naturally improve eye tracking, focusing, teaming, and perceptual skills.

Solutions like surgery and corrective lenses are also options available to you and your child when coping with vision-related learning disabilities, but the first step is coming in and pinpointing the problem.

Call Cooper Eye Care or use online booking to set up an eye exam for your child today.