Do you or your child have visual symptoms?
The American Optometric Association estimates that 1 in 4 children have a vision problem that affects their ability to learn. Furthermore, 60% of students identified as problem learners have undetected vision problems. These vision problems, when left untreated, can affect learning and quality of life throughout adulthood.
The following symptoms may indicate that you or your child has a learning-related vision problem:
- Double vision
- Blurred vision at near
- Fluctuating vision
- Headaches or eyestrain associated with near work
- Words running together when reading
- Vision worse at the end of the day
- Skipping/rereading/omitting words while reading
- Using a finger as a marker while reading
- Head tilt or closing an eye while reading
- Difficulty copying from the chalkboard
- Avoidance of reading or near work
- Holding reading material close
- Writing uphill or downhill
- Reading comprehension declining over time
- Letter or word reversal after the first grade
- Inconsistent/poor sports performance
If you, or someone else you know experiences any of the above symptoms, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yew. Dr. Yew may recommend a visual skills assessment to determine in greater detail the visual inefficiencies impacting your learning and quality of life.