September 12, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 21

Children's vision takes trip back to school

Community Health

It’s that time of year again; watching for the school bus, checking the clock to make sure you’re on time for class, watching the teacher write on the overhead, and of course reading. All these tasks are quite easy unless your child has a vision problem.

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When we think of kids and vision problems we generally think of garden variety nearsightness and astigmatism. Simple glasses and contacts can often clear vision adequately.

Imagine seeing blurred in one eye and clear in the other, or seeing double unless you close one eye. Can you see how this might get in the way of understanding wh...

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