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It is Back to School Season!

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School is back! Now is the time to schedule an eye examination for your child. Problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can cause difficulty with learning in the classroom. If you cannot see, then you cannot learn. The visual skills necessary for learning include eye movement, eye teaming, eye focusing, eye alignment, and visual perception (the ability to process what the eyes see). Many students may be unaware of problems with their eyes or may not be able to verbalize them. Parents should look for common symptoms including:


  • Short attention span
  • Unable to finish schoolwork
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Tendency to cover one eye
  • Frequent blinking or eye rubbing
  • Frequent headaches

Many of the symptoms above can be misdiagnosed for ADHD or dyslexia when in fact the child has a vision problem. 80% of what we learn is through our eyes. Having an undiagnosed vision problem can have a negative effect on learning, social situations, and confidence.

Schedule Your Eye Exam

We want to make sure that your child has the best opportunity to learn and see the world clearly. Start the school year off right by scheduling a comprehensive eye examination for your child today at our office.


Written by Dr. Michael Duong

Dr. Duong received his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at San Jose State University. He then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry in 2009.
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