Many studies have been conducted to show the relationship between Vision & Learning, and Movement & Learning.
At Vision and Learning Developmental Practice, our therapy and learning programs will assist the disadvantaged child to improve their Visual and motoric skills such as attention, motor coordination, writing, copying, eye tracking and memory through our team of Developmental Optometrist and Educators. Depending on the severity, some children may suffer from conditions that limit their progression, and require optometric intervention to remediate their double vision, or visual stress.
Mr Andy Teo is both a Developmental Optometrist and an Educator managing Learning Difficulties. Graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Optometry from Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (US), a Master’s course in Behavioural Optometry at University of New South Wales (AUS) and a diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology by The College of Teachers (UK), he receives referrals from both Doctors, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Educators to assist children with poor Visual Skills related to Learning.
He runs his assessments through his Vision Therapy facility at his Preschool, Early Learning’s Fun Preschool. Currently, he also serve as an external consultant to Developmental Practices in China and Indonesia, to assist children with Learning Related Vision Difficulties, Brain Injury, Amblyopia, Squints (Eye Turn) and Vision issues related to genetic disorders.
Having suffered from visual problems from a young age, and having his cataract surgery at age 8, developing amblyopia (lazy eyes), double vision and a intermittent squint, Mr Andy Teo understands the impact of poor vision and poor development. Today, he assists children with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, etc to improve visual skills associated with learning, vision therapy for the amblyopia (Lazy Eye), squint conditions (Eye Turn) and provides vision rehabilitation to children who has suffered from low vision to more severe cases such as traumatic brain injury, to improve on their functional skills. He also co-develops the early childhood curriculum at ELF Preschool, and is often engaged in talks and training to various professionals working with children.
Types of Assessments
Paediatric Eye Screening
For children aged 2 to 5 and children who are non verbal.
Suitable for children with developmental delays, Autism and special needs.
Learning Related Vision Screening
For children aged 6 to 16 having difficulties in school, such as copying (eye tracking & eye-hand coordination), losing their place as they read (eye tracking), difficulties with comprehension (poor near vision, eye teaming, visualisation difficulties)
General Eye Assessment
– Refractive errors (eg. Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism)
– Anterior Eye Health (eg. Cornea, Conjunctiva, Lids)
– Posterior Eye Health (eg. Retina, Optic Nerve)
Visual Efficiency Assessment (Binocular Vision Assessment)
Eye Tracking (Eye Movement)
Eye Teaming (Convergence)
Eye Focusing (Accomodation)
Visual Information Processing Assessment
Visual Perceptual Skills (Visual Discrimination, Visual Memory etc)
Eye – Hand Coordination
Tests for Reversals
Visual Stress (Tints and Overlays)