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1 in 4 Kids have Undetected Vision Problem

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Before sending your kids back to school, you should make sure their eyes get checked.



The American Optometric Association says one in four children have undetected vision problems.



The state of Illinois requires all children entering kindergarten to get an eye exam.



Optometrists at Springfield Clinic recommend kids keep getting exams every year or two.



Doctors say most learning relies on vision so they say kids with undetected vision problems can fall behind quickly in school.



"Zoning out because they're not seeing what's going on. They're
not learning it or they're trying so hard to focus, they're trying so
hard to see what's going on, they're not understanding, they're not
comprehending what the lesson is because they're using all their energy
just to try and see it," said Dr. Darrin Vits, optometrist at
Springfield Clinic.



Signs of vision problems include squinting, headaches, frequently bumping into things, and excessive eye rubbing.

1 in 4 Kids have Undetected Vision Problem


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