- Reading disabilities (dyslexia and inefficient vocabulary development, comprehension, and reading mechanics)
- Speech impediments
- Difficulty understanding class materials
- Low frustration tolerance
- Difficulties with social interactions and situations
- Task avoidance
Signs of visual problems to look out for:
- Does your child sit close to the TV?
- Do they hold their text book close to their eyes?
- Do they lose their place easily?
- Do they squint?
- Are they complaining of headaches or tired eyes?
- Do they avoid homework or the smart devices regularly?
- Do they rub their eyes frequently?
- Are they receiving low grades?
- Have you noticed any behavioral changes?
80% of what our children learn in school is presented visually. If your child is not able to see that means they are possibly only learning 20% of classroom material.
The encouraging news is you can prevent vision-related learning deficiencies by taking your child in for a comprehensive eye exam. Comprehensive eye exams should start as early as 6 months old, then again at age 3, and before entering kindergarten. Comprehensive eye exams for kids should become a part of their annual health routine after that. This could be the difference in your child’s wellbeing and future happiness.