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 that he wanted to read Zac Powers books to me every night, without being asked.”

In the past 12 months, under the Eyecare Kids vision therapy program, Tyler has shown steady and sustained progress, now reading books with minimal intervention and assistance from his parents.

“It wasn’t that long ago that Tyler would read a word in a sentence and then forget how to pronounce the same word in the very next sentence,” his mother added.

“Thanks to Eyecare Kids vision therapy, Tyler is very confident with his reading ability.”

Vision and learning difficulties can have harrowing effects on a child’s cognitive as well as social development, leading to self-esteem issues and trouble connecting with others.

Soo-Jin Nam, behavioural optometrist notes, “a child’s confidence is a very precious thing, particularly in these formative years. At Eyecare Kids, we shape our programs specifically so that children always feel encouraged and positive about their progress, immersed in an enriching environment as vibrant as they are.”

“Tyler has come a long way thanks to vision therapy. We are very pleased with Tyler and his incredible progress so far”.

Eyecare Kids provides behavioural optometry services and vision therapy as part of a more holistic approach of looking after a child’s visual system. Particularly tailored for children, vision therapy programs are offered to assist children with tracking, focussing and teaming problems as well as lazy eyes and eye turns. With a child-friendly environment, each consultation is fun and interactive, with educational qualities that ensure children improve at their own pace and develop confidence as well as clarity with their future.

Optometry Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and at least every two years thereafter. Eye examinations usually attract a Medicare rebate and no referral is required.