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Vision Problems Linked To Learning Difficulties

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8:43am 23rd September 2014

An optometrist from Wareham says children's eyesight needs to be taken more seriously by parents.

Geoff Shayler, who runs his own business in the town, claims 1 in 4 youngsters have visual processing problems which can lead to learning difficulties.

He wants to use National Eye Health Week to get more youngsters checked out.

Geoff told Wessex FM parents should follow up on the eye checks youngsters get at school because the eyes change rapidly in the years that follow.

He's found out the following statistics about eye tests for children in Dorset:

3% have amblyopia, lazy eye

10% require spectacles

25% have visual processing problems

5-12% have Convergence Insufficiency

20% will leave school unable to read properly

10% have dyslexia

Geoff has set up a Facebook page for parents to use as an information point, facebook/visiontherapyuk which has articles and videos.

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