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Learning Disabilities & How They Relate to Vision

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It’s no secret that vision problems can severely disable a child’s vision problem. But what happens if your child has vision issues and another learning disability?
Research shows that children with learning disabilities are actually more likely to suffer from vision problems. Unfortunately, the symptoms associated with many learning disabilities often overlap with the symptoms of vision issues, making it difficult to diagnose both.
My friend, Kevann has been diagnosed with learning disabilities, and later, vision issues that may have interfered with her ability to learn. Check out this video to hear a little bit about her experience.

Written by Heather Cowie

In addition being one of our optometrists, Dr. Heather is also the owner of Airdrie Family Eye Doctors. Dr. Heather grew up in Red Deer, Alberta and completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary. She received my Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo and spent an ocular disease rotation at a Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma. Dr. Heather was elected Class President and received the Canadian Optometry Association leadership award. She currently sits on the Calgary Society of Optometrists and was awarded the 2013 Service Award from the Alberta Association of Optometry.
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