Vision is complex!
- A child who sees “20/20” can have a vision problem.
- A child who passes a basic screening can still have a vision problem.
- A child who does not complain can also have a vision problem.
Vision is complex!
According to the American Association of Optometry, school vision screening was found to miss 73% of visual problems in children! This means that while parents and teachers are thinking everything is fine, the child with undetected visual issues continues to suffer silently year after year.
Children are often unaware of symptoms or unable to explain them. This may cause frustration in the child, the parent and the teacher, thinking the child is “just being difficult,” not knowing there is an underlying problem with the visual system that makes learning hard for the child despite their best efforts.
A child who lacks in visual skills may have problems reading and writing. A child who is unable to “see to learn” may begin to fall behind in class, avoid schoolwork or even respond by misbehaving.
“Easily distracted” and “poor concentration” are symptoms of a visual problem, owing to the great deal of effort it takes for a child to maintain visual focus at school. These can be carried well into adulthood.
It is critical to pick up vision problems early to ensure that appropriate treatment is given before they cause serious setbacks in your child’s performance at school and later on in life.
Our behavioural optometrists have a special interest in vision beyond the eyeball. We don’t only assess for clarity of vision, but also functional visual skills such as eye tracking, eye focusing, eye teaming, and visual information processing.
We assess how their eyes and brain process visual information and use it to measure how this processing affects your child’s performance and behaviour.
We take a holistic approach to ensure that your child has the strength and stamina to keep up with all the visual demands placed on them.
Our behavioural optometrist will not only consider the treatment of any eyesight difficulties but also the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement of your child’s visual system in order to improve all aspects of their visual performance.
Eyecare Kids behavioural optometrists will make sure that no vision problem is holding your child back from reaching their full learning potential!
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