Jessica was having issues reading that were partially due to poor eye-sight. A SAYL volunteer noticed this and with a new glasses prescription and some one-on-one help, Jessica was quickly back on level with her fellow classmates at her school.
Very few children complain about vision problems because they have no way of knowing that their vision is not normal. To them, it is “normal” because it is the only vision they have ever known. Most parents are comfortable with the thought that their child’s primary care physician will discover any eye problems but unfortunately, these studies have shown that these providers identify as few as 25% of children with serious problems such as amblyopia. School and Preschool screening programs can help detect these serious problems.