The diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been the center of much controversy over the last two decades. Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. In an effort to help children who have difficulty excelling at school due to short attention spans, many parents, teachers, and doctors assume these children have ADD or ADHD and put them on medications. Unfortunately, as can be the case with many prescribed medicines, they are often treating the symptoms and not the real cause. According to recent studies from optometrists, ADD and ADHD are not the only reasons a child may suffer from high distractibility and difficulty remaining on task. The truth is Read more »
Finding a good eye doctor is the responsibility of every parent. Finding an experienced and board certified eye doctor has never been easier with several convenient Valuvision Eye Care locations in Jacksonville and Orange Park FL. As your child grows and gets ready for school, eye doctors can check your child’s eyes for eye movement skills, focusing skills, near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination. That is a huge order Read more »
Eye care for children should begin between the age three and five. If there are not issues at that point, their next eye exam should be before they start school. This is the beginning of good eye care for children. If their vision is good, routine eye care can begin.
There are some disorders such as autism, ADD or ADHD which can possibly be misdiagnosed. Although it is not always the case, conversion deficiency can exhibit some of the same symptoms as ADD. It is possible for your child to have perfect vision, exhibit the signs of ADD and not actually have the disorder.
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