A large number of kids who struggle with reading, writing, copying from the board or eye-hand coordination in sports suffer from a vision-related problem. Surprisingly, 73% of these vision-related problems get past a school vision screen! (source: American Association of Optometry)
You may ask, “How can my child who sees 20/20 have poor vision?” It could be…
- they have difficulty shifting focus from their notes to the board
- they keep losing their place when reading because their eyes don’t track well
- their eyes can’t hold a focus on a moving object such as a ball thrown in their direction.