Archive for Sunday, September 25, 2005

Parents should keep eye on kid’s vision

September 25, 2005

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The Illinois College of Optometry says that one in four school-age children may have vision problems. What's worse, these problems may be misinterpreted as laziness, hyperactivity or even learning disabilities.

The college developed this list of vision-deficiency symptoms:

¢ Frequently loses his or her place when reading.

¢ Confuses similar-looking words.

¢ Comprehends the written word poorly.

¢ Writes sloppily.

¢ Fails to recognize the same word in the next sentence.

¢ Complains of eye pain or headaches after reading.

¢ Avoids close work.

¢ Shows attention problems.

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