One out of every four school children has vision problems

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One out of every four school children has vision problems
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The 25% of school children between 6 and 16 years old have vision problems that can affect their development and their academic performance. In preschoolers (0 to 6 years), the percentage is reduced to 10%. is vision is key to learning , since 80% of the information received in the college is obtained in a visual way.

Before the start of the new school year, the National College of Opticians-Optometrists of Spain (CNOO) warned on Thursday that those percentages of children tend to exhibit visual problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or strabismus, that can impair your development, personality and character until the end affect their academic results.

In this sense, the optical-optometrists recommends that all children attend a visual examination optometric full at a health facility of optical at least once a year in children without visual impairment, and, every three or six months, if we have some suspicion that problems may exist , such as refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus or abnormalities of binocular vision.

Special attention to the warning signs

"A good vision at an early age is vital to ensure the school learning, since 80% of what a child learns in the school receives through the eyes," says the dean of the CNOO, Juan Carlos Martínez Moral, that emphasizes the importance of paying special attention to those ages to be a the stage in which the vision is developed completely and where it is to achieve 100% visual acuity.

The experts suggest that the early identification of a vision problem in the child may be crucial, so you have to be attentive to any sign of alert, as the child feels too close to the television or close the book, is lost between the lines when you read, use your finger to guide or roll his eyes, do not want to do activities that require more visual acuity, complaint of headache or takes worse notes than normal.

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Updated Date: 12 September 2019, 07:01

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