As parents and teachers, we all want our children to perform their best in the classroom. However, there may be underlying visual problems that can hinder their learning progress. Visual dysfunction, even to a slight degree, can negatively impact a student's academic performance and make it difficult for them to succeed in school.
Identifying and Addressing Vision Problems
Here are 5 visual skills that your child needs to succeed academically and socially.
Visual acuity is how sharp your vision is at a given distance. Poor visual acuity can make it hard for students to see the board or read textbooks, leading to difficulties with reading, writing, and comprehension.
When the eyes do not work well together, it can lead to headaches, eye strain, and difficulty focusing, which can all negatively impact learning. Poor eye teaming skills can manifest in reading difficulties or disinterest in doing schoolwork.
Students with poor depth perception may struggle with tasks such as catching a ball or navigating stairs, which can affect participation in sports and physical education classes.
Difficulty distinguishing colors can make it hard for students to interpret graphs, charts, and maps, which are often used in science and social studies classes.
Problems with visual processing can make it difficult for students to make sense of what they are seeing, leading to issues with reading comprehension and following instructions.
How Your Aspire Vision Care Eye Doctor Can Help
It is crucial to identify vision problems early on and seek appropriate treatment. This includes bringing your child to the optometrist regularly for eye exams. The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam at 6 months of age, followed by comprehensive eye exams at age 3, and again before entering kindergarten. Adults should also have regular eye exams to ensure their vision is healthy.
If your child is struggling in school, visual dysfunction may be the culprit. At Aspire Vision Care, our eye care team has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of vision problems using vision therapy. We offer personalized treatment plans to address each child’s unique needs, with the goal of improving their overall vision and quality of life.
Don’t let poor vision hold your child back from succeeding. To schedule their functional visual evaluation, call Aspire Vision Care in Round Rock today!
Our practice serves patients from Round Rock, TX, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, and Georgetown, Texas and surrounding communities.