If any of these visual skills are lacking or impaired, your child will have to work harder and may develop headaches or fatigue.
Caution: school screenings do not test for common vision conditions or assess eye health; they are no substitute for seeing a doctor.
The school years are visually demanding periods of rapid growth and your child’s eyes change the most during these years. Because of this, your child should have a comprehensive eye health exam before starting kindergarten, and regularly throughout the school years.
There is a significant link between learning difficulties and vision problems. Dr. Miller can help ensure the best in lifelong learning for your child.
Here are some symptoms that may indicate that your child has a visual problem. If you see any of these in your child, take him or her to see Dr. Miller:
Parents should raise learning problems during their child’s eye exam.
Any reading or learning difficulties experienced by you or your child should be brought to the attention of Dr. Miller. Sometimes learning problems are actually treatable vision problems that can present obstacles to effective learning or reading. One example is convergence insufficiency, which affects the ability of the eyes to do near work, such as reading.
It is possible that a child can be labeled as having a learning disability, when the real problem is vision related and treatable.
Once testing is completed, Dr. Miller will review all findings with the patient and parent and provide recommendations regarding any needed treatment.