Good vision is vital for children to succeed in school. In fact, over 80% of what a child learns is processed through the eyes. “Good vision” is more than just seeing 20/20 on an eye chart, though. Eye focusing, eye coordination & eye tracking are just a few of the other skills necessary to be successful in school.
Vision screenings in school only check the sharpness of vision, or the ability to see letters on a chart at a distance and may miss up to 75% of children with vision problems. It’s so important for school-age children to have a comprehensive eye exam every year to catch and treat any other vision-related problems.