|Posted on August 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM|
Before hitting the stores for your kids school supplies, and getting the new fall clothes, make sure to remember your child's vision exam before starting school!
Approximately 80% of what a child learns is obtained through vision. It cannot be overstated, the importance of vision in the first years of life on learning skills such as: coordination, body-awareness, social skills, physical confidence, reading, facial recognition, memory, understanding spacial orientation and more.
Approximately 10% of preschoolers have a vision problem significant enough to effect learning. These could include near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, convergence insufficiency or others. Not all causes of vision loss or difficulty may be solved with glasses or contacts alone, such as amblyopia, congenital cataracts, strabismus, or a host of others. Many children have difficulty explaining that there is a problem, or they may not know since they have adapted to vision they are used to.
Parents and teachers should watch for signs that may indicate a vision problem, including:
If you notice any of these signs in your preschooler, arrange for a visit to your eye doctor today!
Call Soper Eye Center @ 918-687-9998 to be seen by Dr. Wilkerson or Hollifield today!
Categories: Children's Vision