Eyeglasses May Not Be the Answer
to Your Child's Vision Problems
Sometimes glasses or contact
lenses won't correct a child's vision
problem. Find out why, and how a
program of eye exercises called
vision therapy can help.
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Vision Problems Can Be Learning Problems!
Too many children struggle in school with
hidden vision problems that prevent
their eyes from working together
efficiently, or interfere with the brain's
ability to make sense of what their eyes
see.

Is your child visually ready to learn?
How much do you know
about children's vision
problems?

Take this quiz to find out.
Does Your Child Struggle to Read and Learn?

As much as 80% of what kids learn comes through their eyes. However, when vision problems
interfere
with how clearly and easily a child sees, learning can suffer.

For most children, the process of "learning to see" goes well. But some may miss key developmental
milestones or experience eye or vision problems. This can interfere with the development of
vision
skills needed for reading and learning
.

SeeingSmarter provides information and insights to help children of all ages gain the vision skills
they need to succeed in school and in life. You can
learn to recognize, understand, and respond
to vision problems
that may be affecting how your child sees and learns.
Is Your Child's Vision Developing Normally?

Some children have difficulty using their eyes together, moving
them easily along the lines of print in a book, or keeping things they
see in focus. But they probably won't tell you they are having a
problem seeing. Often, these vision problems may not become
obvious until much later, when a child develops reading or learning
problems.

That's why
early detection and treatment of eye and vision
problems
are so important to ensure your child is "visually" ready
to learn.

Materials on this web site are for informational and
educational purposes only. They are not meant to
diagnose or treat any eye or vision problems. Consult
your family physician or eye doctor regarding any
medical or vision problem.
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Toys and Games Help Kids "Learn to See"

Choose toys and games that not only entertain, but also help
develop vision skills your child will need for life.
Watching 3-D Movies May Detect Vision Problems
Vision Topics
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Watching a 3-D movie may be a better way to detect possible vision problems than a school vision
screening test. That's because 3-D viewing requires both eyes to coordinate together in order to see
indepth. And poor eye coordination can hurt school and sports performance.

As many as one in ten children may experience problems viewing a 3-D movie because of an
undetected vision problem. If your child complains of discomfort, dizziness, or headaches when
watching 3-D movies, it's probably a good idea to have his or her vision examined by an eye care
professional.
Begining in January 2014, health
insurance policies issued under the
Affordable Care Act (ACA) will cover
vision care services for children as an
"Essential Health Benefit".

Kids from birth through age 18 will be
entitled to receive a comprehensive
eye exam and eyeglasses or contact
lenses each year.

Schedule an appointment for your
child with a doctor of optometry near
you.
Learn more about 3-D vision at 3D University
New Vision Care Benefit
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Nearsightedness may result from
spending too much time indoors.
More kids are becoming nearsighted. One
comon factor seems to be the time they
spend indoors looking at electronic
devices (smart phones, computers,
TV).Too much time spent focusing at
close distances can lead to tired eyes,
headaches, blurred vision and an
increased risk for the development of
nearsightedness (myopia).

The American Optometric Association
recommends kids follow the 20-20-20
rule. Take a 20 second break every 20
minutes by looking at somenting 20 feet or
more in the distance.

Encourage your child to turn off the
electronic devices and get outside to play.