College of Optometrists in Vision Development Promotes August is Vision & Learning Month: A Back to School Comprehensive Eye Exam can Catch what School Screenings Miss
“One in ten children in America—over 5 million in all—has a vision problem significant enough to impact their ability to learn in school. While the typical school vision screening may give students a ‘perfect’ grade of 20/20, this test only tells one thing: how well they can see at a distance. An estimated 80% of learning occurs through a child’s eyes and seeing the chalkboard clearly is only one small part of this. It takes many other behavioral visual skills to achieve success in the classroom, including focusing, tracking smoothly along lines of text, and coordinating eyes to work together.”
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