Archive for December, 2008
Vision plays an important role in a child's overall health and academic performance. However, eyesight of children is overlooked by many parents. It is highly recommended that a child should have a comprehensive visual examination at three years old, even if there are no obvious visual signs that have been detected or realized.
Some children are too young to complain about uncomfortable vision but parents should take good care of their vision. Undetected and untreated vision problems in children can lead to sight-threatening eye diseases. Some children only receive a brief visual screening from the school or an unprofessional eye doctor. Unlike a comprehensive eye exam, a visual screening just uses simple equipments that can not detect and diagnose a child's visual problems precisely.
Only eye professionals can make a determination that whether a child is seeing properly, which is necessary to get good academic performance. Good vision is essential in learning, especially for those children in their early school years. Much basic knowledge is earned through visual perception in children. In the learning process, children still gradually gain visual skills, which are necessary to learn effectively.
Visual defect in school-aged children can exert negative impact on them. In some cases, children with poor vision have to struggle to read their books or to see the chalkboard at their seats, which could impose undue stress on their visual system. In consequence, those children may lose interest in certain subject and get lower scores. What's more serious, some children may develop a lack of self esteem and even become behavioral students in school. Studies have found that attention deficit and hyperactivity in children are mostly caused by vision problems.
There are further visual deficiencies in children who have 20/20 sight. These deficiencies can also affect school performance. They include having problems shifting the eyes from reading to a distance position, losing place while reading, rereading the same line over and over, frequent reversals in numbers or letters and taking 2 hours to complete 20 minutes of homework and so on.
A Pillow-Talk Portrait of a Hollywood Survivor
This exhaustingly detailed biography of Warren Beatty portrays him as a master manipulator with shrewd survival instincts.