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That’s also when children are getting ready to head back into the classroom which means it’s a good time to think about their eyes.
During the first three years of school, children are learning to read. After that, they’re reading to learn. In other words, children are always using their eyes to learn.
Since learning is so visual, the smart thing to do is to bring your child to an eye professional for regular eye examinations. This is the best way to stay on top of your child’s vision health. And when you ensure your child’s visual health, you’re doing a great deal to ensure your child’s academic success.
Signs of Eye & Vision Problems
When certain visual skills have not developed, or are poorly developed, learning is difficult and stressful. A child may not tell you that they have a vision problem because they may think the way they see is the way everyone sees. 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.
- An eye turning in or out.
- Seeing double.
- Losing place when reading.
- Difficulty remembering what they have read.
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 optometrist to avoid misdiagnosis.
Kid’s Eye Exams at No Charge (with a valid BC health card) here at Mona Vision in Lake Country. Book now to avoid the rush for back to school!
Call our text our office at 250-766-0555 to book an eye exam for your kids today!