Is vision testing important for children before ADHD diagnosis?

Vision Therapy can help cure attention problems caused due to eye teaming issues in children with ADD/ADHD.

Children with teaming problems, have difficulty keeping both eyes focused on a close target. With eye teaming issue children have to exert extra effort to maintain proper eye alignment. This extra strain can make it harder to read and work comfortably on near tasks like reading and writing.

Headaches, Blurred or double vision, Difficulty concentrating, Short attention span, Closing or covering one eye while reading could be the signs of eye teaming problems.

If your child is facing any of the above mentioned issues, then it would be vital to check the visual system of the child before going for the ADHD diagnosis.

If diagnosed eye teaming problems can be treated with eyeglasses with prisms or a program of eye exercise called vision therapy.

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