Some children lose vision to nearsightedness; others avoid near vision work and do poorly at school. Optometric research has proven many ways to deal with learning-related vision problems. Sometimes in simple, direct ways lenses help, in more complex cases, re-training the child to see efficiently will result in increased ability to comprehend. Vision research has shown ways to prevent or reduce permanent vision loss to nearsightedness and turn children who “hate” or avoid reading into content and interested readers. In this lively, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to assess, test for and distinguish visual conditions that keep some children from doing well in school. You’ll have an opportunity to practice tests on other participants, ask questions, and meet with other parents and professionals who are working with children’s learning problems. The workshop is free.