Vision problems affect learning and development and can prevent children from reaching their full potential.
- One in four school-age children has a vision problem, and the majority of problems have no easy-to-detect symptoms – making it very difficult for parents to know if their child is impacted without taking them to see an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.
- Many children accept their vision as normal because they don’t know any different.
- Eighty per cent of a child’s learning is based on vision.
- Approximately 60 per cent of children experiencing reading difficulties have an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem.
- Undetected and untreated vision problems can elicit some of the very same signs and symptoms that are commonly attributed to other development issues, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and speech problems.