When it comes to reasons why your child might be struggling with reading or writing, having poor attention in school or exhibiting decreased eye contact, vision problems are an often overlooked possibility. All children, especially children under the age of 5 years old, should have a developmental vision examination to determine if vision is a part of or even the source of the issues.
We are excited to begin our Community Education Program Fall 2013 Series with a presentation on this important topic. Dr. Crystal Hoffert of Brenart Eye Clinic in Yorkville will be at the STEPS for Kids clinic on Wednesday September 25th to provide important information about vision. Dr. Hoffert will talk about common childhood vision problems, how they can impact on learning, behavior and motor development and what can be done to address these vision problems.
Joining Dr. Hoffert will be Samantha Hoffert, Vision Therapist at Brenart Eye Clinic. Vision therapy provides structured exercises and activities designed to improve a person’s ability to control fine movement of the eyes, selectively focus on visual targets, use the eyes together in a coordinated and functional manner and process visual information more accurately and efficiently. Vision therapy is sometimes prescribed as part of the total plan for remediation of visual deficits which may also include prescription glasses, patching either eye during activities, home exercises and activities and sometimes coordinating efforts with Occupational Therapists and teachers to support the child’s success in learning.
If you would like to learn more about vision and how it may be affecting your child then please join us on September 25th at 7:00 pm for this information filled program. This program is offered by STEPS for Kids as a community service and is FREE for parents and professionals. Space is limited so registration is required. Download or print a flyer for more information and to share with others.
Contact us by phone (630-552-9890) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and reserve your spot for this program. We look forward to seeing there!