Could it Be a Vision Problem?

Though it is hard to believe, we are already halfway through the school year. Now that the first semester is over and report cards are coming home, this is a good time to evaluate your child’s progress. Are you wondering why it doesn’t seem like they are meeting their potential, or why they seem to be struggling with concentration, headaches, or blurred vision? Maybe they are struggling with reading or comprehension and homework is a constant battle. If you’ve tried everything and you just can’t seem to get to the root of the problem, it may be time to consider that these symptoms could be pointing toward a vision problem. Consider how many of these apply to your child:

  • Complains of blurred or double vision
  • Experiences headaches, dizziness, or nausea after reading
  • Tilts head or blocks an eye when reading
  • Avoids near work
  • Loses place often when reading
  • Struggles with word recognition or reverses letters frequently
  • Has difficulty copying notes from the board
  • Expresses fatigue, frustration, or stress with schoolwork

Even if your child has passed an eye exam, this doesn’t mean their visual system is working properly. Vision exams typically only check to be sure the patient can see 20/20. There are many other aspects of vision that must be considered. Are both eyes working together properly? Can they track a line of text or focus quickly between objects? Are the eyes and the brain communicating efficiently? If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, we recommend you complete our comprehensive symptom checklist to find out if a functional vision exam might be in order. Find it here:

Don’t let your child fall behind. A strong and well-functioning visual system is very important for success in school. Without this essential building block, it is difficult to thrive in a learning environment. Call us today to learn more.

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