In 2010, 4.5 million U.S.children were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). That is approximately 7% of all the children in the U.S. A new study out of Michigan indicates that over 1 million of these kids may actually have a vision problem which is being wrongly diagnosed as ADD.
Kids with learning problems will often have these types of developmental vision problems. These kids can often see quite well (20/20) but have problems with eye coordination, tracking or processing. On the surface it appears as if they have ADD but these subtle vision problems are the real deficit.
I can perform the sensitive developmental vision testing needed to diagnose these problems. Give me a call with questions.
--James B. Mayer, OD, FCOVD
Agape Learning & Optometry Center
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360