Season 1, Episode 7

Doctors of Optometry – Why Children Need More Than 20/20 Vision in Order to Learn

Jul 23, 2021 | Beyond 20/20

Even children with ‘normal’ vision can be adversely impacted by limitations in “visual efficiency.” Dr. Vicky Vandervort, an optometrist specializing in developmental vision for children, discusses how learning requires more than 20/20 visual acuity. Learn what can interfere with our ability to process visual images, how it can interfere with a child’s ability to comprehend what they’re reading, and  tips for parents and educators about what can be done.

Episode 7 – “Why Children Need More Than 20/20 Vision in Order to Learn

Even children with ‘normal’ vision can be adversely impacted by limitations in “visual efficiency.” Dr. Vicky Vandervort, an optometrist specializing in developmental vision for children, discusses how learning requires more than 20/20 visual acuity. Learn what can interfere with our ability to process visual images, how it can interfere with a child’s ability to comprehend what they’re reading, and  tips for parents and educators about what can be done.

Host & Guests

Dr. Andrew Bateman, past president, Nebraska Optometric Association

Vicky Vandervort, OD, Board Certified Optometrist in Vision Development and Rehabilitation

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