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children’s eyecare
One in four children have an undiagnosed vision problem that can lead to difficulty
in learning. Children who don’t see well rarely complain about their vision. They believe
that images are supposed to be blurry because they have never seen them any other way.

Since vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing them, your child
should visit us at least once every two years, or more frequently, if specific problems or
risk factors exist.

Signs your child may have vision difficulties:

Squinting, closing or covering one eye
Holds reading material closer than normal
Losing his/her place while reading
Excessive clumsiness
Turns or tilts head to use one eye only
Frequent daydreaming
Using a finger as a place marker while reading
Rubbing eyes repeatedly
Avoids close work
Makes frequent reversal when reading or writing
Omits or confuses small words when reading
Consistently performs below potential

During the examination, we will evaluate your child’s eye health and key visual skills
essential to learning - such as eye teaming, the ability to focus when reading a book or
viewing a computer screen, and how the eyes move across the page of print.

Remember, a school vision or pediatrician's screening is not a substitute for
a thorough eye examination.