Good vision is more than just the ability to see clearly. It is the ability to understand and respond to what is seen from whatever source for hours on end. The vision skills that served our ancestors -- seeing animals and enemies at a distance -- are not enough for youngsters in todays school environment. Check your child for near vision problems with our childrens vision screening test.
A large part of learning is done visually reading, chalkboard work, and computer use are among the tasks students tackle all day long, day after day. Each involves the visual abilities of seeing clearly and understanding visual information usually at less than an arms length from the eyes. Such near vision work demands very different skills from the distance vision tested by the 20/20 chart.
Just as many of us dont have good 20/20 distance vision, many of us also have problems with the skills required to sustain near vision tasks. Near vision requires that your eyes work as a team called binocular vision
- to converge -- aiming together to combine the
images from each eye into one,
Learning can be impaired if eye movements are slow or clumsy if the eyes jump, "stutter" or lose their place when reading a book or from a computer screen.
If your child does not have adequate near vision
skills, asthenopia or eyestrain symptoms may occur.
Its not a seeing problem, so glasses alone wont fix it. Its an eye
muscle problem. Check your child for binocular problems with our CHILDREN'S VISION SCREENING TEST.
While vision problems do not "cause" learning disabilities, poor near vision skills can impede remedial efforts by interfering with the learning process. Vision therapy has been proven to be an effective tool in helping people with vision-related learning problems.
Does your child have
eyestrain? Check it out. Take our
CHILDREN'S VISION SCREENING TEST.