What Teachers Can Do
Identify a vision problem, and you can impact a student’s ability to learn.
As a teacher, you’re carefully observing a child in situations in which visual skills are often challenged. Reading, writing, and processing visual information all require the entire visual system to be working well.
By observing a child’s behavior and identifying the telltale signs of vision problems, you can quickly identify a student who may need help. You’re also part of a team that evaluates learning disabilities, and your observations may help identify a vision problem that may be contributing a child’s poor performance.
Parents highly value your input and your observations. By recommending a child for a functional vision exam, you could significantly change a child’s life.
How can I spot a child with vision problems?
Here are three things you can do if you suspect a student may have a vision problem?
- Use The Vision Quiz. It’s a simple first-step tool for diagnosing vision issues.
- Download the Vision and Learning Guide, and share it with a parent. The guide is packed with information about the connection between vision and learning.
- Contact us with questions. We’re happy to provide answers to any questions you might have.