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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about children's vision
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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
Is your child visually ready to learn?
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
Baby's Eye Exam
Children's Eye Exam
Learning to Read
Signs of Eye or Vision
Toys that Help
Vision and Intelligence
Vision and Learning
Vision and Reading
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. These problems won't be found during a school vision screening using a
letter eye chart that only checks for how clearly a child can see in the distance.
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.
Learn more about 3-D vision at 3D University