Every parent desires for their child to be successful academically and socially. Having good vision is the key to that success! 80% of a child’s learning is through their eyes. School years are extremely important for success throughout life, but far too often parents overlook vision as an essential part of that success. Many children can become discouraged in school or even labeled as having some type of learning difficulty simply because they cannot visually function properly. Regular eye care is important for all children during their school-aged years. Many parents assume that their children see well if their child never complains, however, many children are unaware they have a vision problem until they see an eye doctor.
What are some of the signs that my child may have a vision problem?
- Short attention span
- Headaches or frequent eye rubbing
- Avoidance of reading
- Turning out of an eye
- Seeing double or losing their place when reading
- Poor reading comprehension
- Head tilting