[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] It will soon be back to school for students, and along with getting a physical, it is also important to get their vision checked. A quarter of school-age children suffer from eye trouble so significant that it impacts their school work.
Dr. Theresa Lonksy, an optometrist with Allina Health, joined us to discuss the warning signs families should look for as kids head back to school. She says optometrists have heard from parents who say their children stopped paying attention in class, refused to read or became disruptive. Those parents had no clue that those behaviors were the result of poor eyesight.