Children’s Vision

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80% of Learning is Visual

Success in learning requires a child’s eyes, brain, and body to all work together as a team. When they don’t, even someone with 20/20 eyesight can have difficulty gathering, processing, and responding to visual information. As children progress in school, they face increasing demands on their visual system. The size of print in schoolbooks becomes smaller while the amount of time spent reading and studying increases significantly. This elevation of classwork and homework places substantial demands on the child’s eyes. We have found that, unlike many other kinds of ailments, children will rarely complain of vision problems. A child suffering from visual impairments may never know that their perception differs from those around them. This makes it particularly important to increase the awareness of developmental vision problems, and help parents to understand what to look for if they suspect their child may have problems with his or her vision.

Does your child have a problem?

  • Double Vision
  • Closes or covers one eye
  • Squints when doing near work
  • Rubs eyes during short periods of reading
  • Eyes bothered by light
  • Tilting/laying head down when working close
  • Holds book very close to read
  • Poor attention span
  • Drowsiness when reading
  • Uses finger as a marker
  • Skips/rereads words or lines
  • Reverses letters or words
  • Omits letters/words when writing
  • Words move on the page
  • Writes uphill or downhill, irregular spacing
  • Difficulty copying from the board/computer
  • Homework meltdowns/takes longer than it should
  • Difficulty with left & right directions
Call Our Office to Learn How We Can Help 619.222.2020 ext. 205.