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Back to school time! A Vision Perspective, by Dr. Radhika Chawla, O.D.

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New adventures of a new school year bring excitement to many children.  A new school year can also bring challenges.

Vision is often missed as a roadblock to a child’s ability to learn, since sight is different than vision. Sight (20/20) is what the eyes see whereas vision relates to how we draw meaning from what we see.

How can you tell if your child needs help in building this visual ability?  There are many signs:  reversing words when writing or copying, confusing the same word in the same sentence and failing to visualize what is read, to name a few.

Fortunately, vision is developed in a sequence of stages, which means that vision can be trained and improved.

Talk to your optometrist to find out how visual training can turn your child’s challenges into successes this school year.

Dr. Chawla's office is at Elgin Mills and Leslie.