More than 10 million U.S. children (1 in 4) will go back to school this year with an undetected vision problem that could impact their classroom performance.
70% of children with reading difficulties have some sort of visual impairment according to a Vision Council of America survey. The type of basic vision screening provided in some schools isn’t sufficient to catch all of the eye health issues for which your child should be tested.
According to VSP, 15-20% of school children have vision problems a screening is likely to miss. These exams only for distance visual sharpness – the classic blackboard-friendly “20-20 vision”- and not for other conditions. The most common undetected problems include eye coordination or “binocular vision dysfunction,” and farsightedness which is not included in basic screenings.
Back to School Eye Exams
Arm your children for academic success today by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam before the school year starts. Many eye health issues go undetected via basic screening. Only a complete exam will guarantee that your child’s eyes are ready for this academic year.
At Vision Care Specialists we employee the latest technologies to diagnose and optimize your child’s vision while also gaining an understanding of their interests and hobbies so that we can recommend vision correction solutions that best meet their needs.
Should they need a correction, we offer one of the area’s largest selections of frames including cute and sturdy frames for smaller children, sports glasses, and fashion frames for every budget.
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How to Use this Information
Give your child every chance to succeed. Make sure they get a comprehensive eye exam before school starts from the children’s eye health experts at Vision Care Specialists. To schedule an appointment, call today at 303-991-9600 or schedule online. We’ll make sure that a vision impairment doesn’t impede your child’s academic performance.