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DON’T LET YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION BECOME A BLUR

DON’T LET YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION BECOME A BLUR

August 20, 2019

Did you know that 25% of school kids have vision problems and many go undiagnosed and untreated? That can leave too many kids behind, wasting years of education and money. Requiring comprehensive eye exams can help more kids succeed academically and graduate.

“As a parent, this is an investment we can't afford not to make,” says Dr. Stewart Shofner.

Sensavis reports an estimated 75-90% of learning in a classroom occurs through the visual system. If the visual system is not working properly, this can seriously hinder a child trying to perform up to their potential. Untreated vision problems can affect learning and development, which can impact a child’s education, self-worth and future.

According to the American Optometry Association, when certain visual skills have not developed, or are poorly developed, learning is difficult and stressful. A child may not be forthcoming of their vision problem. Children will typically attempt to do the work, but with a lowered level of comprehension or efficiency.

Signs that may indicate a child has a vision problem include:

  • Complaints of discomfort and fatigue
  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Short attention span
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Frequent headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • Seeing double
  • Losing place when reading

Undetected and untreated, vision problems can elicit some of the very same signs and symptoms commonly attributed to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), like hyperactivity and distractibility. Due to these similarities, children eliciting these symptoms should have a comprehensive vision exam with their eye doctor to avoid misdiagnosis.

Regular eye exams throughout your life are important, but not always for the same reasons. Just as our bodies require evolving care, so do our eyes. Find out why an eye exam at every life stage is an important part of your healthcare routine. In addition to laser vision correction, Shofner Vision Center offers general and comprehensive vision care to patients who are 10 years and older. Schedule your eye exam today.

DON’T LET YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION BECOME A BLUR

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