Signs that may indicate
a vision problem:
Headaches with near work
Difficulty copying from the board
Skips or repeats lines while reading
Reverses letters or words
Double vision, or “the words
Below grade level in reading
Slow/difficult time reading
Covers one eye when
doing close work
Complains that words move
around on the page.
Uses finger as a place-marker
Squinting one or both eyes
Fatigue, frustration, stress associated
Short attention span or daydreaming
Smart in everything but school
Frequent rubbing or blinking
of the eyes
Avoids close work
Vision is worse at the end of the day
Labeled ADD/ADHD, LD
Dr. Chi and Dr. Jenna
What if my child has sensory
Remember that vision and motor skills
are closely linked, and therefore, vision
is a very important component in the
overall sensory development of a child.
Therefore, while vision therapy would not
be the primary therapy for treating sensory
integration issues, it very often plays a
critical role in the overall program for
children with these problems.
Our office works closely with
occupational therapists to coordinate
care to make sure all children with
sensory integration issues receive the
best and most appropriate care.
How old do you have to be?
Typically our patients are 5 years old or
older, and even include adults. However,
depending on the vision problem, Dr.
McDermed is often able to prescribe
specific activities which parents can do at
home with children under 5 years of age
that will help prepare them for an in-office
program of optometric vision therapy.
For more information contact:
Dr. Jenna Williams McDermed,
Visual Health & Learning Center,
12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Suite 236,
Orlando, FL 32828 • 407-277-5729
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