Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vision and learning Ted Talk

Here is a new (and excellent) Ted Talk by Dr. Vicky Vandervort on how treatable vision problems can cause learning problems, including a great explanation and demonstration of the most common eye movement problem that interferes with learning: convergence insufficiency.

The video also includes a demonstration of a real patient's eyes as they move inefficiently across a page in an attempt to read.

As explained in the video, many well meaning professionals, including many eye doctors, are not aware of an do not test for eye movement disorders, leaving patients without any help. Developmental optometrists (like Dr. Randhawa) diagnose and treat eye movement problems that interfere with learning.  To find one near you visit