Possible Vision Problems

Condition
What it is
Symptoms to watch for

Eye coordination problems
Inability to coordinate the eyes together effectively

  • Closes or covers one eye
  • Occasionally sees double
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Poor reading comprehension


Eye focusing problems
Inability to easily refocus eyes or maintain clear focus

  • Holds things very close
  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Says eyes are tired
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Has headaches when reading

Eye tracking problems
Inadequate ability to smoothly and accurately move the eyes from one point to another

  • Moves head excessively when reading
  • Frequently loses place, skips lines when reading
  • Uses finger to keep place
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Short attention span


Faulty visual form perception
Inability to discriminate differences in size, shape, or form

  • Mistakes words with similar beginnings
  • Difficulty recognizing letters, words, or simple shapes and forms
  • Can’t distinguish the main idea from insignificant details
  • Trouble learning basic math concepts of size, magnitude, and position

Faulty visual memory
Inability to remember and understand what is seen

  • Trouble visualizing what is read
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Poor speller
  • Trouble with mathematical concepts
  • Poor recall of visually presented material

Difficulty with laterality and directionality
Poor development of left/right awareness

  • Trouble learning right and left
  • Reverses letters and words
  • Trouble writing and remembering letters and numbers

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