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Little Boy Wearing Spectacles


Your vision directly affects how you learn. Surprised?  About 80% of learning in a child's first 12 years comes through the eyes.  Yet 10% of all preschoolers and 25% of students in kindergarten through 6th grade have vision deficiencies, according to the American Public Health Association.  Many of them are undetected because only a small number of children receive comprehensive eye exams. And the screenings offered at school or pediatrician’s office only pick up 5% of all vision problems.  That's why comprehensive eye exams are so important.  Some children are labeled "learning disabled" or "trouble-makers," when all they need is an eye exam and appropriate vision correction. Good vision is fundamental to reading; it is vital to seeing such learning tools as the chalkboard, visual aids and videos. In short, good vision is as essential to learning as the ABC's.

Vision and Learning

Your vision directly affects how you learn. Surprised? About 80% of learning in a child's first 12 years comes through the eyes. Yet 10% of all preschoolers and 25% of students in kindergarten through 6th grade have vision deficiencies, according to the American Public Health Association. Many of them are undetected because only a small number of children receive comprehensive eye exams. And the screenings offered at school or pediatrician’s office only pick up 5% of all vision problems. That's why comprehensive eye exams are so important. Some children are labeled "learning disabled" or "trouble-makers," when all they need is an eye exam and appropriate vision correction. Good vision is fundamental to reading; it is vital to seeing such learning tools as the chalkboard, visual aids, and videos. In short, good vision is as essential to learning as the ABC's.

Little Boy in Spectacles