Four Reasons Why Children Struggling In School Need a Vision Test


Every day, we hear stories about children struggling in school. And every day, we wonder why a Functional Vision Test isn’t the first place parents, educators and medical practitioners start as they try to determine a cause for the struggles.

Consider the numbers. According to the American Optometric Association, one in four children has a vision problem that affects their ability to learn. Ma…ny of those problems are vision problems which aren’t detected during typical vision screenings performed by schools and pediatricians.

But why should we start with a vision test? Consider these four reasons:

1. Vision problems are quantifiable.
2. Symptoms of vision problems are similar to other issues.
3. Once vision is treated, treatment for other issues can become more effective.
4. Resolving a vision problem can be non-invasive.

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