About 80 percent of all classroom instruction involves visual information.
Most eye screenings at school don’t check the visual skills a child needs for reading. So parents need to be on the lookout for problems.
Ask your child to read aloud to you. Then see if your child:
• Often loses his place.
• Skips or rereads lines.
• Leaves out small words.
• Adds words or letters that aren’t there.
• Has watery eyes.
• Moves her head or uses her finger as a marker to read.
• Squints or closes one eye.
• Complains of blurry vision or headaches.
Not wanting to read for long—or to read at all—may also be signs of a vision problem.
If you think your child has a problem, have his eyes checked by a professional.
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