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Classroom Tasks and Required Vision Skills

Vision Skills in the Classroom Chart

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Children learning in a typical classroom setting are expected to perform a great many tasks that rely on their visual system’s pique performance. Many children have vision problems that can impact their ability to do their best at school and enjoy their educational experience, say the Fort Worth eye doctors at Southwest Family Eye Health Center.

Visual Skills Include:

  • Eye movement control
  • Focusing at near and far
  • Alignment
  • Convergence
  • Central vision
  • Peripheral vision
  • Depth perception
  • Color perception
  • Gross visual-motor skills
  • Fine visual-motor skills
  • Visual-auditory skills
  • Hand-eye coordination

Eye Related Children’s Activities Include:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Computers
  • Copying from blackboard
  • Taking notes
  • Classroom participation
  • Classroom demonstration
  • Craft activity
  • Sports
  • Movies and TV
  • Video Games
  • Social Play

We typically think of visual problems as refractive errors like nearsightedness, which are corrected with regular glasses or contacts or Ortho-K. However there are several others which are not picked up by a common vision screening with the school nurse. During a pediatric eye exam, we test for these, and can help address them to give a child his or her best shot at getting the most out of school.