Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Struggling Student’s Problem May be a Misdiagnosed Vision Problem

My former student Denise Drace-Brownell was in her 50s before she received a proper diagnosis of her not-so-rare vision problem. Despite severe difficulty in reading, she had led a successful professional life. Still, she wonders what she could have accomplished if the condition had been identified much earlier.

Her condition is called binocular vision disfunction (BVD). Denise found help with prism glasses. Now, she has developed a new kind of eyeglass called OPTICA that improves vision even more and may resolve the BVD condition. She is about ready to launch her invention.

You can read Denise’s first-person story here at the Reader’s Digest.

When dealing with struggling students, you might ask few questions and, if appropriate, suggest getting a BVD assessment as part of a comprehensive eye exam.



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