Vision doesn't just happen. A child's brain learns how to use eyes to see, just like it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to form words. The longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child's brain learns to accommodate the vision problem which may result in a 'lazy eye'.
Vision develops from birth to the age of three to six years old. It's imperative that your child has their eyes examined at an early age.
Does your child find reading difficult? Frustrating? Do they want to quit? Quite a few school-aged children fight to maintain focus when reading.
These children can't control their eye movements at close ranges, and as a result they fight double vision every day, especially with reading.
Still others struggle with print that blurs or jumps around. These children are normally very bright but it's no surprise that they are not doing well in school. If your child is struggling to read or finding it difficult to concentrate, the cause may be an undetected vision problem, even if your child has had a routine eye exam. In fact, many of these children are often suspected of having learning disabilities, dyslexia, or attention deficits when the real culprit is their vision.
Early detection can save years of struggling with eye sight related problems.
If your child has been labelled ADD, learning disabled, dyslexic, unmotivated or even "lazy," have their eyes checked by an optometrist. A comprehensive eye examination is important for children.
Early detection and treatment provide the very best opportunity to correct vision problems, so your child can learn to see clearly. Children with eye health problems face many barriers in life, academically, socially and athletically.