A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard/whiteboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer.
Signs that may indicate a child has a vision problem include:
Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
Short attention span
Avoiding reading and other close activites
Covering one eye
Tilting the head to one side
Holding reading materials close too the face
An eye turning in or out
Losing place when reading
Difficulty remembering what he or she read
At Tri-County Vision, we have the equipment and knowledge necessary to perform Sensory Motor Evaluations, Dyslexia Screenings, and Sports Vision Assessments. Once baseline testing is complete, our Vision Therapy team will create a personalized treatment plan to meet the patient’s specific needs. This may include prescription eye wear, Vision Therapy sessions, supplies for home therapy, and progress evaluations.