One in Four children have a vision impairment that affects their learning. This vision impairment is often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed as disinterest, sleepiness, dyslexia, or ADHD.
Eyesight and vision are two different processes. Eyesight is the ability to receive the input through the eye, whereas vision is the ability to understand what the input is. Recognising this distinction has monumental implications. Even a child with 20/20 eyesight can have a vision impairment at the root of their learning difficulty.
To make the correct diagnosis even more difficult, vision related learning problems share the same numerous learning disability diagnoses. Including but not limited to:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Rereading or missing lines in print
- Reversing letters
- Difficulty recognising words
- Having a short attention span
- Poor reading comprehension
- Poor handwriting
- Slow to complete work
- Losing interest in reading
15 out of the 18 symptoms for ADHD, and 13 out of the 17 symptoms for Dyslexia overlap with the symptoms of a vision problem.
However, thanks to RightEye’s Reading Assessment Test, our therapists are able to uncover vision and brain health measures in ways that are not possible in a standard eye test, gifting you with the opportunity to change your child’s future forever.
“The exciting launch of RightEye’s upcoming, easy-to-use eye-movement reading test assessment will help us pinpoint issues affecting reading ability earlier and more cost-effectively, which will open up a whole new world of opportunities to improve the lives of people, especially young children, who have been challenged by reading due to undiagnosed vision or other health disorders.” – Dr. Deborah Zelinsky, founder and CEO of the Mind Eye Connection in Northbrook, Illinois.
Call us on 01483 616 390 or visit our centre at Allen House, Chertsey Street, Guildford, GU1 4HL to schedule your child’s RightEye Reading EyeQ test today.