Back to School Vision

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Vision is closely linked to learning. It is estimated that 70-90% of all learning in the classroom is done through the visual system. Children will not often complain of blurred vision because they are unaware of what “normal” vision looks like.  A high percentage of children with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) have an undiagnosed eye problem such as hyperopia (farsightedness), or a decreased ability of their eyes working together, leading to reading difficulties. At their examination, their eye doctor will perform testing to measure their color vision, evaluate how their eyes work together, obtain an accurate glasses prescription and extensively assess their eye health. It is important to be proactive and schedule your child a comprehensive eye examination to ensure that they will be learning to their fullest potential this school year.

 

Author:

Dr. Craig O’Dell

Optometrist

Southern Eye Associates

 

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