HOW DOES VISION AFFECT A CHILD’S PERFORMANCE?
A lot of children are daily tagged as underperforming or receive low marks in school due to visual problems. Every classroom is a mix of visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. A typical classroom will have around 29 percent visual learners, 34 percent auditory learners and 37 percent kinesthetic learners with around 30 percent students of mixed learning styles.
This means that if your child is visually impaired, a significant portion of their learning is also impaired.
The American Optometric Association AOA, says, your child’s first eye examination should be done at 6 months. The next eye exam should be at 3 years; pre-school age and 6-18 years; school-age.
The Eye Exam
An eye exam may assess the following visual skills that are required for learning and mobility:
Binocular Vision Test