The new school year will be here before you know it. It doesn’t matter whether classes are online or in person, the key to having a successful academic year is good vision. During school, your child’s vision is constantly in use so when they are having a problem with their vision it can affect their academic performance.
Don’t assume your child’s vision is good. Start their school year off with a thorough eye examination. Only an eye examination can alert you to symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision or visual processing problem. Pay attention to these symptoms:
- Loses his or her place while reading
- Avoids close work
- Holds reading material closer than normal
- Tends to rub eyes
- Has headaches
- Turns or tilts head to use one eye only
- Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing
- Uses finger to maintain place while reading
- Omits or confuses small words when reading
- Performs below potential
Your child’s vision changes can occur without you or your child realizing it. Have your child’s vision examined at least once a year. Call (513) 755-7775 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kenneth Crawford for an eye examination.