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Vision screenings vs. exams

It’s back to school time, which means your child will likely have an in-school vision screening. Even if your child passes a school or pediatric eye screening, a comprehensive eye exam is still recommended, as screenings have been shown to miss up to 75% of vision problems.

Many vision problems are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, resulting in frustrated children who struggle in school. With 80% of the information in a classroom presented visually, consider:

  • Smart kids who struggle with reading may have a vision problem.

  • Learning-related vision problems can occur in children who do not need glasses.

  • Visual problems can mimic learning problems such as ADHD and dyslexia.

  • Vision is more than 20/20. Reading requires more than a dozen additional visual skills.

Children often don’t know that their vision is different than it should be, meaning you can’t wait for them to tell you there’s an issue. Clear, comfortable and efficient vision is key to setting your child up for success — and that means annual optometric exams for life.


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David A. Hackett, OD, FCOVD

3015 W 11th Ave, Eugene

1011 Valley River Way Suite 110, Eugene

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