Possible Vision Problems

[one_third]Condition[/one_third][one_third]What it is[/one_third][one_third_last]Symptoms to watch for[/one_third_last]
[one_third]Eye coordination problems[/one_third][one_third]Inability to coordinate the eyes together effectively[/one_third][one_third_last]

  • Closes or covers one eye
  • Occasionally sees double
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Poor reading comprehension

[one_third]Eye focusing problems[/one_third][one_third]Inability to easily refocus eyes or maintain clear focus[/one_third][one_third_last]

  • Holds things very close
  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Says eyes are tired
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Has headaches when reading

[/one_third_last][one_third]Eye tracking problems[/one_third][one_third]Inadequate ability to smoothly and accurately move the eyes from one point to another[/one_third][one_third_last]

  • Moves head excessively when reading
  • Frequently loses place, skips lines when reading
  • Uses finger to keep place
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Short attention span

[one_third]Faulty visual form perception[/one_third][one_third]Inability to discriminate differences in size, shape, or form[/one_third][one_third_last]

  • Mistakes words with similar beginnings
  • Difficulty recognizing letters, words, or simple shapes and forms
  • Can’t distinguish the main idea from insignificant details
  • Trouble learning basic math concepts of size, magnitude, and position

[/one_third_last][one_third]Faulty visual memory[/one_third][one_third]Inability to remember and understand what is seen[/one_third][one_third_last]

  • Trouble visualizing what is read
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Poor speller
  • Trouble with mathematical concepts
  • Poor recall of visually presented material

[/one_third_last][one_third]Difficulty with laterality and directionality[/one_third][one_third]Poor development of left/right awareness[/one_third][one_third_last]

  • Trouble learning right and left
  • Reverses letters and words
  • Trouble writing and remembering letters and numbers