Vision Care Resources
When a student struggles to develop early reading skills, there are often a variety of causes. Parents and teachers must work together to identify those causes and consider the possibility of a binocular vision impairment. Because students may not demonstrate difficulty seeing or may have passed a vision screening, eye problems are often overlooked. Reading requires the integration of several functions of the eyes, and students identified with a reading deficit should have further evaluation by a qualified eye professional. The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam for students not reading on grade level.
The Nebraska Department of Education has partnered with the Nebraska Optometric Association to compile resources for Nebraska families and schools.