The vast majority of school problems in general and reading in particular are visually related. Your child may see 20/20, but have difficulties in other aspects. There are three main problem areas we look for:
- Focusing Problems – Some children have difficulty changing focus from near to far. Your child may work so hard to focus while reading that they can become fatigued and words start to blur.
- Perceptual Difficulties. To some children, “see spot run” appears as “se epso trun”. They may have spatial relationship and letter reversal problems.
- Eye Teaming. Troubles often lie with difficulties in using both eyes together for extended periods. Some children even see double.
If your child fails a school vision screening, Dr. Gabe will be more than happy to see him or her for further testing. Once a child’s exam is done, our office staff will return a Vision Report to the school health technician