How can you make sure your child doesn’t have a vision problem? Child vision problem is not common, however, there have been many cases recorded about it.
Here’s an article written by Clay Mattson about child vision problem.
Original content by Clay Mattson
In Kentucky where I practice, we have a law that requires children to have a complete eye examination with an eye doctor before starting school. I get to see lots and lots of kids. I am always amazed at the number of children that have significant vision issues that could affect their ability to perform optimally in school. Often, their parents don’t notice anything is wrong. Studies in Kentucky have shown that about 18 percent of children ages 3 to 6 suffer from significant vision problems. Many vision issues can be difficult to detect and frequently are undiagnosed by the typical pediatrician’s screenings. Vision screenings at school where a child is asked to identify letters or pictures on a wall chart often don’t detect the issue either. Unfortunately, many children with undetected vision problems struggle at school and can be misdiagnosed with attention, behavioral, or reading issues. Often all they really need is a correction to give them clear, comfortable vision. Here are some signs to watch out for that may indicate your child has a vision problem: