Symptoms Checklist for Undetected Vision Problems
Current research shows that about 20% of school-aged children have undetected vision problems which are hindering their school performance. Many of these children have passed their school's vision screening, which is only designed to check children's distance vision as measured by the 20/20 line on the eye chart. Unfortunately, school screenings aren't equipped to check for other important visual skill, especially skills children use for close-up activities such as reading. For example, school screenings don't check to see if children can coordinate both their eyes as a team, track print across a written page without losing their place, or comfortably adjust focus when looking from near to far away. Children can have 20/20 eyesight, meaning normal distance vision, and still have vision problems in other areas.
Children who are struggling with undetected vision problems often fail to progress well in school. The following checklist shows some of the symptoms children with hidden vision problems can have. If any of these sound like your child, an eye exam by a pediatric optometrist is recommended. Your child doesn't have to struggle unnecessarily any longer!
Children with vision-based learning problems may . . .
If five or more of the above symptoms sound like your son or daughter, then your child could be one of the 20% of school-aged children who have a vision-based learning problem.
The good news, however, is these children can be helped! Please call the office of Child and Family Eye Care at 281-252-5300 for more information. Dr. Travis Moffatt and Dr. Troy Wagner are pediatric optometrists who specialize in diagnosing and treating learning-related vision disorders. We want to help you get your child back on track for success in school!