A school-age child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play.
For school-age children, several different visual skills must work together so they can see and understand clearly. If any of these visual skills are lacking or impaired, your child will need to work harder and may develop headaches or fatigue.
Often the increased visual demands of schoolwork can make greater demands on a child’s visual skills, pointing out a vision problem that was not apparent before school. The child may not realize they have a vision problem – they may simply assume everyone sees the way they do.
A vision-related problem may cause some of the symptoms described below:
Protect your child’s vision. If you notice any of these symptoms, book an eye exam with an optometrist. Your child should have at least one eye exam between the ages of two and five, and yearly after starting school.
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