Vision and Reading Go Hand in Hand

According to the American Public Health Association, “25% of students in grades K-6 have visual problems that are serious enough to impede learning.” Reading and learning is dependent on accurate eye movement, eye focusing, eye teaming, and visual motor skills.  If a child can not focus their eyes, they could skip a word or sentence making it difficult to comprehend what they are reading. This can cause frustration and could cause the child to get behind in their learning.

Early prevention of a child’s vision problem is important for school readiness, learning, and academic success. To help your child with their vision check out Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  The event helps kids get free eye care and glasses as well as provide free eye screening, health fair, free books, snacks and more. They do not have to have insurance to be seen or to get glasses. Registration takes place from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall at 10th and Locust.

Making sure your child has good vision is one step closer to helping them become great readers! It is important for kids to have good vision to improve their reading, writing, and comprehension skills. For more resources visit our read by 4th page.