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August is National Children's Vision and Learning Month

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Summer is almost over!The children are about ready to go back toschool.We have spent our summeroutdoors at picnics, swimming, boating, camping, biking, playing baseball and taking long walks.We have been onvacations with the family to either view local sites or far-away places.We now look forward to Labor Day

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Here are 5 examples of how vision problems can affect a child.

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Let’s first define functional vision. Functional vision is how your brain, eyes and visual pathways interact to allow you to see and interact with an object in space. It includes visual skills such as depth perception, tracking an object as it moves through space, and orienting yourself to other objects.

Typically, parents contact Suburban Eye Care Vision and Learning Center because a functional vision problem is affecting their child’s academic success. There may be a problem following a line of text; copying down notes from a smartboard or chalkboard, or paying attention.

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Have you ever thought to yourself, "Why is my child sitting so close to the TV?"

It can be difficult to tell if he or she has a vision problem or if they just really like sitting close to the television. For this reason Suburban Eye Care highly recommend that recommends that pre-kindergarten exam is a must(don’t assume school-offered vision screenings are enough).

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Detecting Vision Problems

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Parents Guide for Detecting Vision Problems Observations of your child in school and at home are very important to order to determine whether your child has an undiagnosed vision problem.

Children with learning-related vision problems rarely report symptoms. They assume that everyone sees things the same as they do. The following is a list of signs and symptoms that may indicate that your child has a vision problem

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Sight (20/20), unless integrated into vision and the being in its entirety, has very little value. To that end, we are here if you need us. Feel free to email me with any vision related learning issues at

– Dr. John P Jacobi