Vision Evaluations to Ensure Successful Learning
1 in 4 Children Has a Vision Problem.
Vision is an extremely important part of successful learning, and that’s why the Russell Eyecare Center is a proud partner of the See to Learn program. The statewide initiative created by the Eye Care Council is a preventative program to make sure every child’s early education is unaffected by vision problems.
To accomplish this, any parent can schedule a no-cost vision assessment for their 3-year-old child, regardless of income level.
These appointments help catch things that parents may not be aware of, simply because small children often don’t realize their world is blurry until they have experienced accurate vision. We can also watch for more serious conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (turned eye), which require intervention before five years of age. Together with the See to Learn Program, we're doing our part to prepare children for a healthy life!
What We Watch For
Although some conditions have no symptoms, there are early indicators that parents can be watching for. Warning signs that a child may be experiencing vision problems can include frequent rubbing or blinking of the eyes, short attention span or daydreaming, avoiding close-up work, headaches, tilting the head when reading or looking at a whiteboard, squinting one or both eyes, placing head close to the desk when drawing or coloring, difficulty identifying or remembering basic geometric forms, poor hand-eye coordination, and others.
According to the American Optometric Association, more than 25% of kindergarten students have vision issues affecting their ability to learn.
These issues often go undetected in school-performed screenings and can lead to serious issues later in life if not caught and treated early. To learn more about the See to Learn program, make sure to get in touch with our office! We'd be happy to discuss the program with you, as well as schedule a free vision assessment for your three-year-old.
Russell Eyecare is incredibly proud to partner with the See to Learn program, and we're looking forward to working with you to get your child on track for success.