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Posted on 09-19-2017

Is your Child's Vision Affecting Their School Performance?

Vision problems in a child impact his or her life, but the exact impact on academic performance depend on the situation. A San Antonio eye doctor in our clinic provides a solution when you notice poor academic performance and suspect a child's vision has changed since his or her pediatric eye exam.

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Potential Problems with a Child's Vision

The problems an eye doctor in San Antonio may identify in a child vary based on the child's specific eyes. By clarifying a vision problem at an early age with a pediatric eye exam in San Antonio, you reduce the risk of challenges in school.

Common problems with a child's vision include:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Lazy eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Problems with tracking, focus or perception of objects
  • Problems with coordinating the eyes and hand-eye coordination

A child's vision develops over time and it may not be fully ready for every academic task in school. By working with a San Antonio eye doctor and ensuring that your child obtains a pediatric eye exam before starting school, you reduce the risk of poor performance in the classroom.

Impact of Children's Vision Problems on School

The impact of children's vision problems on school depends on the situation and the current age of your child. An inability to see the board or teacher clearly in the classroom may impact a child's ability to learn. The same is true when a child cannot see the words on a book clearly. 

A common concern is the inability to see clearly and missing information during school. A child may fall behind in reading, math or other subjects due to poor vision. By correcting the problem with glasses, vision therapy and appropriate evaluations throughout a child's education, you improve his or her academic performance.

Working with an eye doctor in San Antonio to address problems with a child's vision may help reduce the risk of challenges at school. The key is ensuring your child has the right lenses for his or her eyes. To learn more about pediatric eye exams, call (210) 988-9517 today.

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