Often children are misdiagnosed as having attention disorders, when the actual problem is eye related. Issues with eye movements can result in difficulty reading, problems with accommodation (focusing) will manifest as avoidance of reading and poor concentration. Nearsightedness will result in them not being able to copy from the board simply because they can’t see what’s written.

Getting their eyes checked to eliminate any of the above mentioned problems is an important first step in ensuring children’s academic success.