School-aged children require the integration of a number of different vision skills for classroom readiness and performance. Every parent knows that good visual acuity is needed to clearly see the board at school, but it is important to know that other visual skills are critical for academic performance. For example, good eye focusing and tracking skills are needed for reading and copying from the board. When these vision problems are found there is specific treatment available to improve or help your child develop these visual skills.
Typically children don’t complain when they have trouble seeing because they assume everyone sees the same way they do. Therefore it is important for parents and educators to learn the signs and symptoms of vision problems that can block learning.