From Learning Difficulties to Poor Social Skills: How Undiagnosed Vision Problems Can Affect Your Child’s Life ?
Can too much screen time truly be detrimental to our children’s development, or is it just a myth ?
No, It is NOT a myth but a bitter truth.
As we all know , the visual system is a complex system, and each one of us has a crucial role in providing an adequate amount of information through visual stimuli to our children. But the challenge in this era is children are exposed more to visual strains at a very young age and this is turning into a lifestyle pattern.
"Too much of anything is good for Nothing"
Gadgets and exposure to near work such as reading, writing, doing homework, drawing, playing instruments, crafting etc., have become a significant part of our lifestyle. Excessive visual input, particularly from screens and digital devices, at a young age can have a remarkable negative impact on a child's development, including their social, behavioral, communication and academic skills
Can too much screen time truly be detrimental to our children’s development, or is it just a myth ? No, It is NOT a myth but a bitter truth
How vision is crucial in child's development ?
Visual system is a crucial developmental system when compared to all other systems in our body. Vision growth in a child is a COMPLEX process that needs proper care, consistent attention and monitoring to ensure eye health.
The visual inputs that are acquired by a child in the span of 2 years after birth can significantly create an impact in their life.
As we all know children acquire more knowledge through visual inputs, about 80% of the student population are visual learners.
Does your child facing the following challenges ?
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- learning difficulties
- Eyes do not align properly but looks in different directions (people think it as a sign of good luck)
- Eye that wanders inward and outward
- eye muscle weakness
- loss of memory
- poor social communication and interactions
Following are the common symptoms that may indicate vision problems in school-aged children which are being ignored or not given adequate attention, while some of these issues may be addressed by teachers or parents.
- Difficulty in copying from the board
- Covering one or both eyes
- Rubbing of eyes frequently
- Headaches or eye pain/ strain while reading
- Poor reading comprehension
- Difficulty in completing homework on time
- Poor attention and concentration in class
- Avoiding studies or disinterest in near activities
- Holding books close to the eyes
- Poor reading, writing and handwriting skills
- Losing/ mixing up lines while reading
Can such children get help ?
Yes, through Vision Therapy.
Optometrists who specialize in vision therapy are trained to diagnose eye conditions in children at an early stage, using a comprehensive work-up that may include a range of tests and assessments. This is important because early detection and intervention can help prevent or minimize the impact of vision problems on a child's development and academic performance.
In addition to the comprehensive work-up, optometrists use following various criteria to assess a child's vision status
2. Eye Movements
3. Eye Teaming Activities [accommodation & vergence]
4. Visual attention and Span
5. Visual information processing
By assessing these criteria, optometrists can gain a better understanding of a child's vision status and determine vision therapy or other interventions appropriately based on the severity to address any underlying vision problems that may be affecting their development and academic performance.
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