Dyslexia and Visual Issues

Did you know that there is a relationship between dyslexia and visual issues?


Hi I’m JoyGenea, International Neurodiversity coach. So, dyslexia and visual issues, did you know that was a thing? It is a thing. Um, up to 25% of dyslexics can also have visual issues. That means issues with your eyes and stuff like that. Every time you are reading, no matter who you are, dyslexic, non-dyslexic, your eyes are refocusing. Typically for a non-dyslexic, that’s about 150 times per minute. For a dyslexic, we’ve been clocked at upwards of 1,000 times per minute. That we, while we’re attempting to read, our eyes are literally moving around and having to refocus. There is no question why a person will have headaches under those circumstances, why their brain will be exhausted and depleted after trying to read. It’s also not just trying to translate those words, it is trying to downright focus, so if this is happening to you it could be wearing you out and really causing you some additional stress. There are optometrists that specialize in this. There is visual therapy that is specially designed just to deal with that and help build up some of those muscles. So, if you want to learn more about that I actually have an article on my website, but do check this out this is a thing and it could be affecting you, so maybe it’s time to learn a little bit more. I’m JoyGenea, thanks for joining me.

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