When it comes to our children, their education is a top priority for any parent. But can your child’s eyesight actually hinder his or her ability to learn? And when is an appropriate point to take action?
Since vision issues in children can directly affect your education, or discourage them from learning, it’s important to stay on top of your child’s vision care needs. Some estimates show 1 in 4 students suffer from vision problems that can hinder their learning.
So what are some signs to tell if your child struggles with their vision?
If your child is turning or tilting his or her head to see, squints, or closes one eye to see objects or read then there may be an underlying vision issue. Poor motor skills, like bumping into things, may also be signs your child is struggling with vision problems. And a diagnosis of ADD, ADHD, or dyslexia can also be signs that indicate it may be time to visit a family eye care specialist.
Other signs your child may struggle with their vision include nausea, dizziness, double vision, or avoiding their homework it may be a sign their eyesight is bothering them.
Underlying vision issues in your child are important for any parent. It’s also important to catch any potential issues before they severely hurt your child’s education. And spending time with your child while they do homework can help you identify any of these
If you believe you child’s eyesight is an issue, it may be time to consult with your Wooster family eye care professionals at Pycraft Family Eye Care.