Children’s Vision & Learning
Did you know that 80% of everything a child learns, understands, and remembers is acquired through his or her visual system? Vision is very important in the learning process.
A troubling fact is that one in four children have undiagnosed vision problems that affect their learning. Sometimes the problem is misdiagnosed as ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), or dyslexia.
It is important that children receive comprehensive visual exams starting as early as 6 to12 months of age. Vision screenings at school, although helpful, are not sufficient for diagnosing all vision problems. A comprehensive exam may find a visual problem missed during screenings, and your eye doctor can recommend treatment.