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Treatment of Vision-Related Learning Problems in Children

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The connection between good vision and success in school is undisputed. Experts say that about 80 percent of what a student learns in school is information that is presented visually. We live in a visual world. So good vision is essential for a student of any age to reach his full potential and find success in the school setting.

Quote If your child is not succeeding in school, ruling out vision problems should be one of your first steps. Our doctors have the skills and expertise to identify if a vision problem is interfering with your child’s ability to access information and participate fully in school and in after-school activities.

Your child may be nearsighted (can’t see far away objects like a blackboard), farsighted (can see objects that are close such as reading a book) and have an astigmatism (a blurring caused by the eyes inability to focus light appropriately).

Watch for these symptoms in conjunction with school challenges:

  • Headaches or eye strain
  • Blurred vision or double vision
  • Crossed eyes or eyes that appear to move independently of each other
  • Dislike or avoidance of reading and close work
  • Short attention span during visual tasks
  • Turning or tilting the head to use one eye only, or closing or covering one eye
  • Placing the head very close to the book or desk when reading or writing
  • Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes
  • Losing place while reading, or using a finger as a guide
  • Slow reading speed or poor reading comprehension
  • Poor eye-hand coordination

Having your student’s eyes checked is fast, easy and can relieve a lot of worry and guess work as you help to have him succeed in school.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinics in Brantford and Paris are temporarily closed for non-urgent eyecare, in accordance with the Ministry of Health and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.  All appointments until May 15th, 2020 have been rescheduled.

For urgent concerns, we have an optometrist on-call.  If you are experiencing an ocular emergency please email us at info@brantfamilyeyecare.ca or call us at 519-756-6173 or 519-442-2411Telephone hours Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm.  If you do not receive a reply from us or if it is outside business hours, please call Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000.

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-Dr. Trisha Beal & the entire team at Brant & Paris Family Eye Care

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