It’s Children’s Vision and Learning Month, and you’d be surprised how important vision can be to learning.
1 in 10 children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their ability to learn.
20/20 vision means you can see at a distance, but it doesn’t mean a child can focus, coordinate, and track with their eyes, which can impact their performance in school.
Children with vision problems can be misdiagnosed with ADHD because they have poor reading comprehension, skip or reread lines, take longer to do school work, or show a short attention span.
Teaching your kids skills like using scissors, drawing, painting, and handwriting before school can help them establish hand-eye coordination, be ahead in school, and help you spot potential eye problems.
School vision screenings provide less than 4% of the eye tests needed to help kids see, and they can miss up to 75% of vision problems.
61% of children who were found to have eye problems through school screenings are never taken to the doctor to get help.
Yearly comprehensive vision exams with an eye doctor are the best way to protect your child’s sight and make sure they’re prepared to learn at school.