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Could Your Child Have Vision Problems Even with 20/20 Vision?
Vision problems don't always show up when your child reads the eye chart during a vision screening. In fact, your child could have a problem that affects reading, writing, or hand-eye coordination despite reading the 20/20 line on the chart perfectly. Fortunately, many subtle vision issues can be diagnosed during a comprehensive vision examination and improved with vision therapy.
Vision Screenings Only Offer Basic Information About Vision
A vision screening tests your child's visual acuity, or ability to see objects clearly. Although screenings are important, they don't provide a complete picture of your child's vision issues. Although your child may be able to pass a vision screening at school, they could still have a vision condition that causes problems in the classroom or at home.
During a comprehensive vision exam, your vision therapist evaluates eye movements, how well the eyes work together, depth perception, acuity, and other aspects of good vision.
Any of These Conditions Could Make Life Harder for Your Child
It's tough to be the kid who can't catch a ball or stumbles on words when asked to read aloud. Being picked last for sports or struggling to read or do math equations can lead to poor grades and a lack of confidence. Without help, your child could face long-lasting self-esteem issues.
Your child's difficulties could actually be related to one of these treatable vision conditions:
Kids with these and other vision issues are often labeled lazy or difficult when they're trying as hard as they can to succeed. Their vision problems can cause headaches, eyestrain, and fatigue when reading, which makes it even harder to pay attention at school or figure out a math problem.
Vision Therapy Can Improve Your Child's Vision
Vision therapy helps children make the most of their vision by strengthening and improving the connection between the eyes and brain. Children participate in age-appropriate activities and games designed to address their unique problems, including video games specially designed to improve amblyopia, strabismus, eye teaming, focusing, visual processing disorders, and other vision conditions.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? Your child could have an undiagnosed vision issue that may be helped by vision therapy. Contact our office to schedule a comprehensive vision examination for them now.