Sunday, August 3, 2008

Vision Problems NOT the Cause of Dyslexia

A popular myth about dyslexia is that it is a vision problem.  Dyslexia is neurologically based, and has nothing to do with vision.  A child could have acuity problems AND dyslexia, but problems with eyesight do not cause dyslexia.  If your child is having difficulty seeing the board or reading, it is certainly a good idea to have a thorough eye exam.  However, "vision therapy" will not cure dyslexia.  Beware of any doctor who makes that claim.   

Recommended Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Cincinnati, OH:
Dr. Miles Burke
10475 Montgomery Rd.  Suite 4-F
Cincinnati, OH  45242

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