School Vision Screening Doesn’t Make the Grade
January 22, 2016 /
“Because so much of learning and development is tied to vision, early, accurate detection of vision problems is essential,” says Dr. Kepes. “Many people are surprised to learn that 60 per cent of children with literacy issues actually have an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem.”
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Some eye opening facts about children’s vision:
- Fewer than 14 per cent of children in Canada under age six have had eye examinations.
- 61 per cent of Canadian parents mistakenly believe they would know if their child was having difficulty with their eyesight. In fact, an eye exam is often the only way to diagnose a vision problem.
- Children do not need to be able to read to have an eye exam. Common vision problems such as lazy eye or strabismus (commonly known as crossed eyes) can be detected (and corrected) as early as six months of age, making early detection essential.
- Studies show that vision screening has high error rates. In fact, 43 per cent of children with vision problems pass a vision screening.
“School Vision Screening Doesn’t Make the Grade.” Cision Newswire. Maddie Davidson, 01 Oct. 2015. Web. 22 Jan. 2016.
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