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The Northern Virginia Daily

Parker Heishman was falling behind in school, and his teacher thought he might have dyslexia. But an optometrist diagnosed a vision problem that results in difficulty with eye teaming and tracking. Dyslexia, while different than Parker's visual problems, shares some similar symptoms, says Dr. Cantwell. When Parker's eyes have to refocus while reading, he will lose his place on the page, sometimes jumping several lines down the page, sometimes scanning back over the same word.

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