While you care about your child’s or students’ vision, you may not realize the role of hand-eye coordination. Problems with this visual ability may go undetected until the first years of school, resulting in problems in visual development during a child’s earliest years. When school-aged, a child will experience academic fundamentals, like reading and writing.
Did you know most of what we learn comes through visual channels? Good eyesight plays a huge role in reading, writing, spelling, reading comprehension, and more. If your child can't see the material or has difficulty seeing it as it should appear, this can lead to poor academic performance and lowered self-esteem.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6.8 percent of American children suffer from some kind of vision problem. As a concerned parent, you need to know what normal vision skill acquisition looks like from birth onward, how to recognize the telltale signs of visual impairment, what those signs might indicate in terms of underlying conditions, and how to stay on top of whatever diagnosis and treatment your child may need. Let's examine the world of pediatric vision issues.
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