Children’s vision COULD be affecting their LEARNING
Did you know over 80% of a child’s learning is experienced through vision?
Vision problems affect 1 in 4 children, and many problems go undiagnosed. Children should have an eye examination before the age of two and at least once more before commencing school.
On average, one in every four children have a vision problem but may not complain about it because they think everyone sees the same way they do. Most remain undiagnosed and can affect performance in the classroom.
Common symptoms may include; eye rubbing, headaches, holding page too close or far, trouble copying from the board and squinting.
Strong eye muscles and excellent Visual Processing are essential for school performance.
The visual system is the key pathway of learning. The visual skills are critical to learning and reading. Vision Therapy aims to develop these visual skills through a program of customised eye exercises.
Can my child benefit from Vision Therapy?
Here’s a list of symptoms, if your child shows ANY of these they may benefit with Vision Therapy:
- Child not performing to their Potential
- Slow reading speed
- Comprehension or learning issues
- Easily Distracted
- Fatigue or Tiredness
- Reversing Words
- Reduced Attention in Class or doing homework
- Headaches, nausea or dizziness after reading
- Blurry or double vision
- Crossed or turned eyes
- Blinking or eye rubbing after reading
- Dislike or avoidance of reading
- Placing head close to book when reading or writing
The main thing on most parents’ minds is the health and well-being of their children. Your children’s eye health is every bit as important as the rest of their physical health. Their eyes and vision should be checked regularly to ensure any problems are detected and treated early.
At Insight Optometrists, we take the health of your child’s eyes very seriously, which is why we have optometrists specialising in Children’s Eye Health and Care. Our friendly staff will make your children feel as comfortable and at ease as possible.
Some of the services we offer for your child are:
- Comprehensive eye examinations
- Digital retinal Imaging
- Evaluation of visual perceptual skills
- Visual Therapy
If your child needs any corrective glasses, we have a great range of trendy designer frames that are specially designed for little faces.