The Equation is Simple:
Good Vision = Better Learning
HOW IMPORTANT IS GOOD VISION TO LEARNING?
Good vision is an important part of education. Many experts believe 80 percent of learning is done through a child’s eyes. Reading, computer usage and chalkboard work are all visual tasks students perform every day. A child’s eyes are always in use in the classroom. Therefore, when a child’s vision is not working properly learning and class participation will suffer.
WHAT IS GOOD VISION?
Good vision includes visual acuity, eye health, visual integration and visual skills such as eye teaming, eye focusing and eye motility.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNDETECTED/UNTREATED VISION PROBLEMS?
Children with undetected vision problems are sometimes inaccurately diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When vision is difficult, it requires greater effort than normal leading the child to avoid close work. It may appear the child is daydreaming.
IS YOUR CHILD STRUGGLING IN CLASS?
Many children with undetected vision problems struggle in the classroom. These symptoms include:
• Trouble finishing written assignments
• Losing their place when reading
• A short attention span when doing close work
• Skipping words when reading
• Having greater potential than grades may indicate
Start the school year off right, schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your child.