The problem with child vision screening in school.

Dry EyeYour child’s vision is essential to their success in school. When their vision suffers, chances are their schoolwork does, too.

Vision problems are common among school-age kids. According to research, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school.

School-age children also spend a lot of time in recreational activities that require good vision. After-school team sports or playing in the backyard aren’t as fun if you can’t see well.

The problem with vision screening for children

Vision screening performed by paediatricians or school nurses is NOT a comprehensive eye examination. They merely alert parents to the possibility of a visual problem.

Vision screenings are helpful but they can miss serious problems that an optometrist can catch.

Even if children fail vision screenings they do not get the follow up care they need due to poor communication and reporting.

The best way to ensure that your child has the visual skills to excel in and out of the classroom is to schedule a comprehensive eye examination with an optometrist.

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