Vision Problems Can Lead To Learning And Behavioral Difficulties
Many parents do not realize that a back-to-school eye exam can improve their child's performance.
According to the Better Vision Institute (BVI), one in four children has a vision problem that could lead to learning and behavioral difficulties. While most parents recognize the value of good vision for their child to do well and excel, many rely on school-administered vision screening tests, which may detect only 20 to 30 percent of vision problems.
Parents can help their children by including a professional eye exam on their back-to-school to-do list. Parents should be aware of some common signs that may indicate vision problems:
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- Squinting, rubbing eyes or closing one eye;
- Turning or tilting the head to one side;
- Headaches, nausea, dizziness and/or excessive clumsiness;
- Placing the head close to a book while reading;
- Short attention span or avoidance of up-close work.
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