Learning and Reading Problems

Vision and Reading

When Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, wrote the book “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut”, he was only kidding! For the visually sighted, reading doesn’t begin until the eyes effectively communicate words to the language centers of the brain.

While this may seem obvious, there are educators and physicians who overlook the role of vision in the reading process. The AOA’s Clinical Practice Guideline to Care of the Patient with Learning Related Vision Problems, co-authored by Dr. Press, makes it clear that vision can and does play a significant role in reading problems.

Problems in learning to read are distinct from problems in reading to learn.

Difficulty in learning to read typically relates to underdeveloped reading readiness skills involving visual processing or perception. Difficulty in reading to learn often relates to poor visual efficiency involving tracking, focusing or eye teaming.

What would it be like for you if print were unstable when you’re trying to read? Essentially it’s the same as someone with normal visual skills trying to read in a car. The induced instability makes you uncomfortable, yet it has no bearing on listening to someone else reading and comprehending perfectly. Reading is multi-factorial and vision is multi-faceted. The more important thing to keep in mind is that having 20/20 eyesight has no bearing on how well a child can read. But the complexities of visual efficiency and processing are significantly related to how a child can learn to read and read to learn.

With regard to reading, our vision evaluation picks up where other eye exams leave off.

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At PressVision, we know how confusing insurance can be for our patients. Our patients appreciate that we go the extra mile when it comes to helping our patients and their families deal with their insurance provider. 

Making Insurance Make Sense

We will explain how your deductible works. We’ll also explain what services are fully or partially covered. We’ll also tell you what services are unlikely to be covered. Based on our experience, we’ll even give you our estimate of what you can expect back from your insurance company.

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We also take care of submitting all required paperwork to your insurance company. We do this every day, and we know the ins and outs of getting insurance claims submitted properly to your insurer.

What to Expect

Insurance providers are always changing coverages for services. While we can’t guarantee that your insurance company will approve or cover all provided services, you can be sure that we will fully explain everything to you and properly submit all required paperwork to your insurer.

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Our office is warm and welcoming to both adults and children.  We have the latest technology to assist with proper diagnosis and with vision therapy.

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