LD Expert Podcast

Episode 46: Vision Problems You Never Realized Could Affect Learning – Dr. Valerie Lam


    In this Episode


    Did you know that even if you have 20/20 vision, you may not have the visual skills needed to succeed in learning?

    This week's podcast guest is Dr. Valerie Lam, a mother and co-founder of Insight Vision Center in Costa Mesa, California, a private practice dedicated to vision therapy and specialty contact lenses.

    She shares the visual processing issues that can impact reading, handwriting, attention and even word problems in math regardless if a child has perfect vision.

    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • The functional visual skills needed to succeed in learning
    • Common vision processing problems
    • Helpful lenses and tips for healthier eyes

    Episode Highlight

    Kids have to solve a math word problem while being able to visualize what's going on in their head right. And that requires a lot of visual processing."

    - Dr. Lam



    Bonus Q&A

    What's the next best step to take if we suspect that the child has visual processing issues?

    Tune in to the Bonus Q&A with Dr. Lam to hear her guidance on the following questions and more:

    • How to tell if the child is seeing the page differently from me
    • Anything you can do if a child complains about floaters in the eyes?
    • What are the issues of too much screen time?

    Episode Transcripts