Unfortunately, parents and educators often incorrectly assume that if a child passes a school screening, then there is no vision problem. However, many school vision screenings only test for distance visual acuity. A child who can see 20/20 can still have a vision problem. In reality, the vision skills needed for successful reading and learning are much more complex.
Your child should receive a complete eye examination at least once every year and more frequently if specific problems or risk factors exist.
School vision screenings reveal only part of the story
Even if a child passes a vision screening, they should receive a comprehensive optometric examination if they are not achieving up to their potential or are minimally able to achieve, but use excessive time and effort to do so.
The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. When needed, the doctor can prescribe treatment including eyeglasses or vision therapy to correct any vision problems.
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Eye Care for Kids
Darek Huggett, OD & Associates
1469 Capitol Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, Oregon 97301, USA
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