How Vision Impacts School


In order to perform to academic potential, students must develop a specific set of visual skills.  The majority of children develop these skills before entering school but many do not.  Deficiencies in these vision skills can often cause academic problems and sometimes be masqueraded as dyslexia and ADD.


Just as children learn to walk, talk, and ride a bike, they learn to use their eyes and see.   Kids can easily judge how a friend or family member walks or talks but it’s very difficult to monitor how they see.  As a result, the children with vision problems usually think that they see just like everyone else.


Unfortunately, if the words in a book become doubled or blurry, the child may assume this occurs to his peers as well.  This is why most school aged children are “non-symptomatic” and don’t complain or address their observations to their parents or teacher.



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Copyright 2014 Dr. Brent W. Neufeld