A lot of individuals have the misconception that seeing 20/20 means that they have “perfect vision”. However, vision is a lot more than that. Vision is a complex process that requires the eyes and the brain to communicate with each other and re-route the information to the correct area of the nervous system.
According to the American Optometric Association nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems. Such can include amblyopia (lazy eyes), strabismus (deviating eyes), and improper use of using both eyes at the same time or eye teaming skills.
Common behaviors that your child may demonstrate that indicate a visually related problem include:
While reading or doing close work your child:
Your child frequently complains of:
Early detection is of up most importance. When children are young there visual systems are more “plastic” or more easy to be molded and thus properly corrected as opposed to when they are older.
If you feel as if your child shows any of these behaviors call to schedule an appointment today.