Visual Efficiency

Visual efficiency is the eye's ability to track, converge, and focus quickly. Visual efficiency is needed for proper visual processing of visual information. Having a difficulty in this area is generally referred to as a visual processing disorder. Visual efficiency can be corrected with vision therapy.


These skills are primarily issues with the eye muscles. They are not problems with the eyes themselves. This is not about how well the eyes see but rather about their movement and working together.


Problems can occur with visual tracking, convergence, or focusing


Symptoms of visual efficiency problems:


  • Holds book too close
  • Rubs eyes
  • Easily loses place while reading
  • Skips or substitutes words
  • Follows reading with finger
  • Takes excessive time for homework
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Avoids reading
  • Reading is slow
  • Tilts head while reading
  • Closes one eye
  • squints or blinks
  • Eyes are fatigued after reading (red or watery)
  • Poor depth perception
  • Clumsy
  • Headaches
  • Words or letters move, jump, or run together when reading
  • blurry vision when reading or copying

For exercises you can do at home with your child to correct these problems get the Learning Success System.

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