Behavioral Issues Can Be Caused by Vision Problems

Teachers think your child has trouble paying attention in class?

The Reason May Be Their Vision! 

Many classroom concerns can actually be attributed to treatable vision conditions.  Inattentiveness, frustration, lack of organization, acting out in class and many other behavioral issues can be linked to eye conditions such as:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Astigmatism (blurry vision)
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Problems with tracking or visual perception

Eye Problems Lead To More Problems

The presence of one of these vision problems can cause a child to experience headaches, eye fatigue, dizziness, poor coordination, or poor concentration and comprehension.  The resulting frustration can lead to poor self-esteem and lack of confidence which can cause children to act out in negative ways such as through anger, bullying or fighting.

Solutions Start With Therapy

Vision Therapy, a form of physical therapy for the eyes, is an extremely effective treatment option for any of these conditions and involves a series of eye exercises that help patients develop or recover normal visual skills.  Family Vision Development Center in Aurora will evaluate your child with a thorough eye exam and develop a treatment plan designed to correct their specific problem.  Call us at 630-862-2020 or visit to learn more or to schedule an appointment using our online request form.

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