Who should get a visual screening for learning related visual problems (LRVP)?

Dr. Harris and the entire team of the Baltimore Vision Fitness Center offers to all school-age children (enrolled in Kindergarten to grade 12) access to a free visual screening for potential learning related visual problems (LRVP). Vision or visual developmental problems often masquerade as ADD, ADHD, or other related learning disabilities, when in fact, the primary problem is a visual development problem. Most of these visual problems go undetected because the vast majority of these children have 20/20 sight: they can see small detail and do not require glasses for clarity. However, they may have a primary problem with looking for sustained periods of time (visual attention), with moving their eyes accurately from place-to-place to follow along with reading or with a lesson (tracking problem), or they have a subtle problem with coordinating the use of their two eyes together, causing momentary shifting of images or causing an apparent movement of the words on a page (eye teaming problem - binocularity). None of these problems can be observed by just looking at your child. To find out, call now (1-410-252-5777) or email us to request a time for a free LRVP visual screening for your child. The screening will take about 45 minutes and is done by our capable staff. At the end of the screening, a staff person will sit down with you and let you know if evidence of a problem that requires further investigation by Dr. Harris exists. You are under no obligation to schedule this follow-up evaluation, and if you like, a list of other behavioral vision specialists will be given to you for on-going care. For additional information on undetected learning related vision problems, please go to the websites for PAVE (Parent Active for Vision Education) and to the Children with Special Needs web sites. Please also be advised that this visual screening is for children that have not yet had a vision development problem identified. If you already know about or suspect that there may be a childhood visual problem such as a turned eye, or an eye that is not seeing well, or if you know that there is any problem of overall child development such as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD, ADHD or if they are currently taking any systemic medications, then they should be scheduled for a full 90-minute Vision Therapy Workup appointment, which will be charged at the usual and customary fee. Send us an email if you would like us to contact you about scheduling a vision screening for your child.