Parents and doctors may label a child’s learning or attention difficulties as ADD/ADHD. However, you might be surprised to learn that poor control of eye movements can cause similar symptoms. There can be a combination of the two present at the same time as well. The following chart compares the symptoms of ADD/ADHD with those of vision problems.
If your child is struggling to learn or pay attention, watch for signs and symptoms of difficulties with eye movements. If you suspect difficulty, schedule a functional vision test to find the root cause of the problem.
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