Vision plays a vital role in the reading and learning process. Children must have crisp, sharp eyesight in order to see the print clearly in books and on classroom boards. Although most schools perform a standard vision screening, those tests will generally only check for sharpness of your child's vision at a distance. Children's vision involves so much more. They can suffer from undetected vision problems that can make learning and socializing difficult.
If your child's vision doesn't meet the grade, his or her performance in school may not be a true indicator of their academic or athletic capabilities.
Give your child the right start with an eye exam from one of the eye care professionals at Sansbury Eye Center. Our eye doctors and professional staff have the specialized training necessary to provide comprehensive eye care for your entire family.
Indicators of Vision Problems in Children
Squinting, closing or covering one eye
Holding a book close to the face
Losing his/her place while reading
Headache, nausea or dizziness
Tilting the head to one side
Using a finger as a place marker while reading
Performing below potential
Rubbing eyes repeatedly
Since vision changes can occur without your child noticing them, your child should visit the eye doctor at least every two years, or more frequently if specific problems or risk factors exist. If needed the doctor can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Keep in mind, a school screening, while helpful, is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination. Schedule your child's eye examination to make the most of a good education.