According to research published in the Journal of Behavioral Optometry, there is a significant relationship between undetected vision problems, reading, and learning difficulties in children.
About 80% of learning in a child's first 12 years comes through the eyes. Some children are labeled "learning disabled" or "trouble-makers," when all they need is an eye exam and appropriate vision correction. Good vision is fundamental to reading; it is vital to seeing such learning tools as the chalkboard, visual aids and videos. In short, good vision is as essential to learning as the ABC's.
A comprehensive eye exam measures a number of visual skills that are critical to a child's healthy vision, such as using both eyes as a team, the ability of the eyes to focus properly when reading a book, or viewing a computer, and the ability of the eyes to move properly when reading across a page of print.
Drs. Parsons are trained and practiced at conducting eye exams for young patients. We encourage children to get an eye exam every year. Call and set up an appointment with Dr. Nicole or Dr. Brent to ensure that your child has the best tools for learning this year.
For more than 20 years, Linsey Eyecare has been a fixture in the Port Richey community, offering quality eyecare for the entire family. Linsey Eyecare is a full-service optometric practice with an onsite lab. We offer routine eye examinations, contact lens fitting and emergency care. Most insurance plans are accepted and evening and Saturday appointments are available. Schedule your appointment today.
Nicole Linsey Parsons, O.D.
Brent E. Parsons, O.D.
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