Learning Disability in School Could Be Due To Bad Vision - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/19/08

Learning Disability in School Could Be Due To Bad Vision

Now that school is in full swing, have you noticed if your child appears to be struggling with school work?

Dr. David Redman, an Optometrist, reminds us that a child whose behavior changes at school or who has recently been labeled as having a learning disability. May instead just need to have their eyes checked. Dr. Redman says, "When children are diagnosed with a learning disability, about 60% of the time it's just a visual problem and then once they get their glasses, they come up to speed."

Dr. Redman says a quick eye check at the school or even at your pediatrician's office may not be enough to find some vision trouble. So before you panic over a bad report card, you might schedule your child for a vision exam.

 

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