Jonathan Gets His Learning Back On Track

Jonathan gets his learning back on track  Jonathan, 7 years old, a local from Rosebery was having difficulties with reading, writing and spelling, but after a tailored vision therapy program, and some extra help at school, Jonathan’s schooling is back on track. Vision therapy can help children with tracking, focusing and teaming problems as well as lazy and eye turns, which are common visual problems in children.  It involves teaching the patient to consciously become aware of how they are using their eyes through a series of therapy activities. Jonathan’s mother, a teacher at a local school, was concerned with…
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3D Fun For Almost Everyone

Who hasn’t enjoyed all the movie blockbusters like Annie, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and enjoying them as a 3-D movie? Whilst 3-D movies are fun and novel, behavioural optometrists from Eyecare Kids cautions 3D movie viewing for young children and adults with impaired vision. All 3D glasses work by filtering images so that the left eye sees one image, and the right eye sees a slightly different image. It’s then up to the brain to fuse them together to perceive a 3D image. For this process to happen, the…
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My Daughter Now Loves To Read

Mother Kathy saw her daughter’s life change for the better recently. With dramatic improvements in her learning, concentration and confidence, Kathy attributed the positive changes to vision therapy, which helped the turn around within months. With focus and tracking problems, Kathy realised there was an issue when she noted, “My child had problems with reading. She would read a few lines and then skip words. She would notice that it was not making sense so would make up words along the way.” “I had placed my daughter with a tutor for English. She also picked up that my daughter was…
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Could Vision Be The Missing Link With Learning?

Since age three, Tyler has made incredible progress in his reading and writing ability, with the help of tailored speech and vision programs to assist his development. With noticeable speech and reading difficulties from an early age, Tyler is now able to identify the key learning areas he previously struggled with, as a result of the programs offered by Eyecare Kids. “Tyler is making steady progress with his spelling and writing but the biggest improvement we have witnessed over the past six months is his reading,” comments mother Gemma. “During the recent school holidays, Tyler was so confident with his reading ability…
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Is Your Child’s Reading Affected By Vision Problems?

Turning 9 this month, Eliote celebrates his big day with great vision and a bright future. As a vibrant, confident young boy, Eliote suffered from vision problems that were affecting his learning severely. With focus and tracking problems, Eliote’s mother Celine noted his vision problems “when they were discovered by his second grade teacher last year who noticed he had problems with his writing, reading and spelling.” With two French parents, Eliote would also often “miss and swap words and letters, also mixing up English and French.” “His school days were exhausting and his vision problems made it hard for…
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