Vision is complex!
80% of what a child learns is through vision—but did you know that 1 in 5 children have an undetected vision problem that affects their ability to learn?
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.
Signs and Symptoms Your Child May Have a Vision Problem Include...
Why Should Parents Be Concerned?
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 respond by misbehaving.
Children are often unaware of symptoms or unable to explain them. This may cause frustration in the child and the parent or teacher, thinking the child is “just being difficult,” not knowing there is an underlying problem with the visual system.
“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.
How Can We Help?
Vision Beyond the Eyeball
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 focussing, eye teaming, and visual information processing.
Visual Processing Assessment
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.
Ensure Child Keeps Up with Visual Demands
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.
Improve All Aspects of Visual Performance
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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