Vision Screening and Your Child's Performance in School

The main point of the screening is to check distance vision-how well the child can read a chart .

Remember that appropriate vision testing at an early age is vital to insure your child has the visual skills he or she needs to perform well in school.

A child who is unable to see print or view a blackboard can become easily frustrated, leading to poor academic performance.

A yearly eye exam in children is a must, because it is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of preschool children  and 25 percent of school going children have vision problems. Their eyes can change so quickly, and before you know it, their performance in school can suffer. The good news is that most conditions can be easily corrected, once they’re detected.