Children are among the worst affected by vision problems and so any issues that do arise should be tackled early, an expert has claimed.
Dori Carlson, president of the American Optometric Association, has highlighted the fact that many young people with vision problems are not identified in the school system and this impacts on their performance.
She said that many of those who are diagnosed with a learning-related vision problem do not receive follow-up care afterwards.
"Knowing that so much of what children learn is visual, it needs to be a priority to catch vision problems early on," she claimed.
Ms Carlson"s comments were made on Health Vision with Dr Val Jones, which focused on the way that vision correction can boost the self-esteem, confidence and performances of children.
Independent Practice Growth UK founder Richard Pakey claimed that regular eye tests are essential and play a key role in identifying underlying health problems.
by Emily Tait