2.  My child tested as having very good eyesight and healthy eyes after having a standard eye exam with an eye chart. Should I still investigate the possibility of a visual problem?


Being able to read the letters on an eye chart at 6 metres distance does not guarantee adequate visual skills for reading and learning. The children most handicapped by visual sensorimotor deficits often have clear and precise distance eyesight in at least one eye. The problems with eye alignment, eye teaming, focusing, and visual endurance which are likely to affect school work are easily missed in school screenings and conventional eye exams (with the distance Snellen chart).

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