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August is Vision & Learning Month

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Mark Eagle
01-Aug-2015
Binocular problems - Teaming & Tracking, Reading problems

August was declared Vision & Learning Month in 1995 with a presidential proclamation from President Bill Clinton.

The goal of this national observance is to help educate parents and educators about the critical link between vision and learning.

 

Click here for details of the August 2015 Campaign

This August marks the 20th year of National Children’s Vision & Learning Month.

The purpose is to help parents and educators understand that undiagnosed vision problems can block learning and lead to years of unnecessary struggling.

 

Children’s Vision & Learning Month: Texas Mother Shares How She Put an End to Homework Battles

When children struggle with reading and learning it can impact the entire family. “Homework was a daily battle. Tears often ensued as we attempted to work our way through the assignment; read a few words, stop, silence, frustration,” shares mother of three, Wendy Kinkade from San Antonio, Texas.

“Many homework battles occur when there is no apparent explanation for why the child avoids reading. The child is bright, interested in and understanding of material when presented in an auditory format,” Dr. Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD, President of COVD explains. “However, when reading, the child begins fine, but within a few minutes the child starts struggling. This is actually a sign of eye coordination and eye tracking disorders.”

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