It’s back to school time, and parents are making sure that their children have everything they need for success. But there is one thing that most parents probably overlook: a comprehensive eye exam. Eighty percent of learning comes from vision and, unfortunately, nearly 1 in 4 children suffer from an undiagnosed vision problem that impacts their learning. This is no surprise as 30% of children’s vision problems go undetected during routine school eye screenings and visits with their pediatricians. Even a child with 20/20 vision may suffer from an undetected vision problem. When a child can see properly, they can learn to his/her greatest potential.
Signs include difficulty with homework and reading, limited reading attention span, unclear words on the chalkboard, eye discomfort and headaches. Sometimes, children are even misdiagnosed with ADD.
Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers academically, socially and in athletics. SIGHTvt (SIGHT Vision Therapy) is the only local office that evaluates and treats functional, perceptual, motor-based visual skills.
At SIGHT, our high-quality eye care breaks down these barriers and enables children to reach their highest potential.