Children with learning related vision problems rarely report symptoms. They think everyone sees as they do.
Current research indicates that 25% of school-age children have vision problems significant enough to impair academic performance. The rate climbs to as high as 60% for children with learning problems.
Often teachers and parents assume that if a child passes a vision screening test at school or the pediatrician's office, that he/she possesses the necessary visual skills to succeed in the classroom. However, the screenings test the child's distance vision and not other skills such as focusing on near work, eye teaming, eye tracking or visual memory – vision skills necessary for academic success.