Early detection and treatment of eye problems are essential to a child's visual health, says Parents as Teachers National Center. Many conditions can be detected by a vision screening during the preschool years. Left uncorrected, poor vision can cause children to have difficulty learning. Since so much learning involves visual processing, children with poor vision can get easily frustrated in school. That’s why organizations such as Parents as Teachers offer free vision screening for preschoolers who might otherwise not have their vision checked until school-age.
Parenting Tip: watch for signs that your child may have vision problems. Things like constant eye rubbing, sensitivity to light, squinting and frequent headaches can all be signs that your child may have vision problems.
Posted on Mon, November 7, 2011
by Patty Robb filed under