A recent report shows that more than 10 million children (one in four) in the United States will go back to school this fall with an undetected vision problem. Despite this disturbing figure, a survey released by the Vision Council of America (VCA) found that only 6% of parents recognize that vision problems can lead to difficulties in school. Much of what children learn in school is visual so it is imperative that a yearly eye exam is performed by a qualified physician.
Common signs that a child has poor vision include the following:
- Squinting, closing or covering one eye
- Holding a book close to the face
- Losing his/her place while reading
- Headache, nausea or dizziness
- Excessive clumsiness
- Tilting the head to one side
- Frequent daydreaming
- Using a finger as a place mark while reading
- Performing below potential
- Rubbing eyes repeatedly
Contact us today if you suspect your child has poor vision!