'); }); jQuery('#-pro-menu-83-104 .oxy-pro-menu-show-dropdown .menu-item:not(.menu-item-has-children) > a', 'body').each(function(){ jQuery(this).append('
'); });

Chattanooga pediatric eye doctor shares how children with vision problems can struggle academically

Published on
January 10, 2023

Many people believe that good eyesight is simply the ability to read the "20/20" line on an eye chart, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, there are over 17 visual skills that are necessary for academic success. It's important to remember that approximately 80% of learning is visual, so having good vision is crucial for a child to excel academically. Don't just rely on the 20/20 measure of eyesight, make sure your child or student has all the visual skills they need to succeed in school.

What are the different symptoms children can experience that indicate underlying vision problems?

There are several physical symptoms that may indicate that a child has an underlying vision problem. These symptoms are often most pronounced after extended periods of reading or other near visual tasks. Common examples include:

  • Headaches
  • Eye strain, eye fatigue, or rubbing of the eyes
  • Nausea or feeling sick while reading
  • Fatigue after school or after reading for a long period of time

If your child is experiencing these symptoms, especially while reading small print, it could be a sign of issues with eye teaming or focusing. It's important to bring these symptoms to the attention of a professional, as addressing vision issues early on can help your child succeed academically and avoid discomfort or strain on the eyes. 

Take our online visual skills assessment to help identify if you or your child has a potential visual deficit that may be interfering with success in the classroom, work, or sports https://amplifyeyecarechatt.com/about-us-practice-page/our-specialty/vision-therapy-specialty/vision-and-learning-quiz/

Why may your child need to see our pediatric eye doctor if they are struggling academically?

Unfortunately, many children may have undiagnosed vision problems that can affect their learning. It's estimated that around 60% of individuals with learning difficulties also have an underlying vision issue. This is why it's so important for teachers and parents to be aware of any vision-related challenges a child may be experiencing.

If your child is struggling in a classroom setting, it might be helpful to complete our symptom checklist below and bring it to our pediatric optometrist for review. After reviewing the checklist, our pediatric optometrist can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Take our online visual skills assessment to help identify if you or your child has a potential visual deficit that may be interfering with success in the classroom, work, or sports https://amplifyeyecarechatt.com/about-us-practice-page/our-specialty/vision-therapy-specialty/vision-and-learning-quiz/

 

Don't let your child's vision hold them back in their academic journey. If you have concerns about your child's eyesight and how it may be impacting their learning, consider reaching out to our pediatric optometrist for guidance by calling (423) 710 3965.

Schedule a pediatric developmental eye exam in Chattanooga for your child to help them succeed in school

Schedule a pediatric eye exam today to ensure that your child has all the visual skills necessary for academic achievement. Early detection and treatment of vision problems can make a big difference in your child's ability to learn and succeed in the classroom. Don't wait, contact us at (423) 710 3965 now to schedule an appointment and give your child the best chance at academic success. Parents who want a more thorough evaluation of their child's vision or are concerned about a potential underlying vision problem, visit our clinic from all over Tennessee, and we are proud to be a leading provider of pediatric vision services for patients from Hixson, Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Middle Valley.

Testimonials


Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.


Amanda T.

Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.


Alexa H.

Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!


Charlotte M.

Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

Thank you!


Olivia C.

Seems much less frustrated with life

Reads non-stop and fast

Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

Seems much more confident

Thank You!!!


Kelly O.

When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!


Alice M.
1 2 3 10

Blog

frustrated-millennial-businessman-having-strong-headache-tired-from-laptop-work

The impact of screen time on dry eye: tips for prevention

According to a recent study, people who spend more than 2 hours a day on digital devices are 2.5 times […]

Read More
pexels-katerina-holmes-5905492

Chattanooga pediatric eye doctor shares how children with vision problems can struggle academically

Many people believe that good eyesight is simply the ability to read the "20/20" line on an eye chart, but […]

Read More
medicine-health-care-eyesight-concept-unrecognizable-female-shows-her-inflated-red-eye-with-blood-capillary

Is there a difference between a scratched eye and a scratched cornea?

Corneal abrasions, or scratched corneas, are a common occurrence and make up a significant portion of eye injury cases. In […]

Read More
see all blogs

Contact Us To Amplify Your EyeCare

Amplify EyeCare Chattanooga Logo

Working Hours

Monday - Tuesday
7:30AM - 5:15PM

Wednesday - Thursday
8:00AM - 5:15PM

Friday - Sunday
Closed

Location
1043 Executive Drive Suite #101 Hixson, TN 37343
Fax
(423) 710 3966
Website Accessibility Policy
Safety protocols page
privacy policy
For Patients
appointment
Call Us
Referrals
Assessments
eyefile-adduserphone-handsetcalendar-fullarrow-uparrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram