Back to School and Vision

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Why is a yearly eye exam as well as a visual skills exam potentially so important for students as they enter a new school year? Over the next couple of weeks we will look at well-designed clinical studies to help us understand the importance of vision, which includes eyesight and visual skills, in learning.

We will start with this recent finding. In a study involving students who were already diagnosed with a visual skills problem, their top 5 most frequent complaints were:

  1. loss of place while reading
  2. needing to re-read
  3. reading slowly
  4. loss of concentration
  5. trouble remembering what was read.

Does your child exhibit any of those five symptoms? If so, then maybe it’s due to an undiagnosed visual skills problem. A yearly exam is a good place to start, but yearly eye exams do not check for the visual skills problems that can cause those symptoms. Schedule a visual skills exam in addition to the yearly eye exam.

For more information, please contact Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

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