Vision & Learning

Learning problems are often related to vision problems. At our in-house Vision and Learning Centres, we strive to help every child reach his/her full potential. 

Our visual therapists co-manage vision development problems with our paediatric optometrists. A referral to our optometrists for a comprehensive eye examination from the Vision and Learning Centre, is charged at a preferential fee of R190.

Services offered:

  • Vision therapy to treat each individual's specific needs

  • Visual perceptual skills testing and treatment

  • Computer-based reading and perceptual exercises

  • Vision screenings presented in office and at schools 

  • Specialised stimulation programs adapted for children with disabilities

Odoo • Text and Image

Signs to look out for:

• Sits close to TV
• Words moving on page
• Reading difficulties
• Frequently rubbing eyes
• Red, burning eyes
• Eyes are teary after reading
• Headaches after reading
• Closes one eye when reading
• Losing place while reading

• Skipping lines while reading
• Reverses letters
• Difficulty copying from blackboard
• Avoids near tasks
• Avoids distance tasks
• Intermittent blur
• Sleepy after reading
• Screws up eyes
• Reads with book close to face
• Excessive blinking
• Difficulty with comprehension

 

Fun activities to do with kids at home:

Straw Sorting

This activity is great for visual spatial relations, motor planning, colour recognition and hand-eye coordination.

Collect your used toilet rolls and get some straws or chop sticks. Punch a few holes in the toilet rolls and have your kids get as many straws through as they can.

Playdough Object Sorting

This is an awesome visual perceptual activity for your little ones.

All you need is a pot of playdough and some toys! These can be mini characters, puzzles pieces, blocks or anything you have at home.

Colour Car Game

All you need are different coloured tapes that match the colour of your toy cars. You can also use any of your children's favourite toys!

This activity is great for visual tracking, midline crossing, motor planning, colour perception and visual spatial relations.

Pull the String

A great activity for visual tracking, hand-eye coordination and saccadic eye movements.

With used toilet rolls and a shoelace, first ask your child to thread the shoe lace, as shown in the picture. Then have them pull one end and follow the shoelace with their eyes as it unravels itself.