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 Member Awareness Campaign Resource Page

Learn about the Connection between Vision & Learning!

What is Vision & Learning Month? 

August was first declared Vision & Learning Month in 1995. The goal of this national observance is to help educate parents and educators about the critical link between vision and learning. Since then, cities and states have continued to generate awareness by making yearly proclamations.

Could an undiagnosed vision problem be affecting your child's learning?

comprehensive vision exam with a developmental optometrist is the first step in uncovering the link between a child's vision and any learning problems they may be struggling with unnecessarily. 

Locate a Doctor
 near you to discuss a comprehensive exam that will check for hidden vision problems that may affect learning.


2016 Awareness Campaign


Read the First Press Release!
Read the Second Press Release!

 We reached
5000 likes on Facebook!
A special message from Vision Ninja of American Ninja Warrior! 

VT Patient Stories on our Blog, ​Mindsight


Success Stories from VT Patients

Back to school after a soccer field fiasco:
Abbie's Story
Healing for the whole family:
Braden's Story
Achieving so much more than better vision:
Nathan's Story

Forward progress from backward letters:
Laurian's Story

Sent to the principal's office for vision problems:
Destiny's Story
Homework without Tears:
Hannah's Story

New Hope for Independence:
Su-Jin's Story
From First-Grade Reading Speed to Law School:
 Darby's Story
No More Tummy Aches at Reading Time: Landon's Story

The Importance of Vision & Learning Doesn't End after Childhood: Adult VT

Week 9

"My vision therapist explained that, when our eyes aren't working as a team, we can't see depth as well as we should, or not at all."
Week 8

"This means my right eye is now staying 'on' when I look up close and all the hard work really is achieving noticeable results!"
Week 7
"No wonder reading feels so weird"


Week 6
"I have a great deal more control over the focusing of my eyes than ever before." 


 Week 5
"Maybe my child self didn’t want to write everyone’s name on Valentine’s Day cards because I was miserable trying to look at them."



Week 4
"Apparently, a little bit of a vision problem goes a long way toward making life more challenging than it needs to be."

Week 3

"My practice at home this week between sessions was the first time I saw a marked, noticeable change in my vision." 

Week 2

"By following each line and hunting for certain letters in the nonsense words, I was essentially building up the same skills that kids have to master when learning to read." 

Week 1

"After more than 20 years of what I thought was 'perfect' vision, [it was] really enlightening as to how much help my vision really does need."  


Past Years' Campaigns



Press Releases 




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Press Releases

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July 8

June 3

Visions of Hope Video Contest

In 2013, COVD reached out to parents across the globe to share their personal stories through video. Watch the submissions below!