When your child can’t see, it often hinders their success in school. It can be hard to read the school board, see text and images on computer screens and so much more. When their vision suffers, schoolwork does too.
Vision problems are common among school-age kids and can be hard to detect in younger children. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school.
It’s important to test your child’s vision early and often. Some children may seemingly adjust to their vision problems, but getting proper contacts and eyeglasses can help them perform better in school.
Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Kids
Refractive errors are the most common cause of vision problems among school-age children. Parents, as well as teachers, should be aware of these 10 signs that a child’s vision needs correction: