Detecting vision problems at school
Detection of vision problems in children at school
At least 30% of primary school failures are due to late detection of vision problems . This is why for several years it has been proposed to the Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research to set up screening campaigns in collaboration with optical professionals. The aim of this approach is to reduce the school failures of children.
Ophthalmological control in children
The ophthalmological examination is a health check that should not be overlooked for your child. According to Doctissimo , today approximately 620,000 children under the age of 6 in France have a sight problem and nearly 62,000 have not been detected. It is important to know that a sight problem can have very negative and serious consequences for the child if it is not corrected : loss of concentration, isolation, delay in reading, school failure …
In order to avoid these problems it is necessary to make an annual ophthalmological control to the child from the age of 3 years.
Screening campaigns in primary schools
Parents and educational teams do their best to ensure that children succeed in school, today there are school supports as well as AVS who can accompany children in great difficulty. However, late detection of vision problems is one of the leading causes of failure in primary education . This is why screening campaigns in schools are being discussed. We could soon see the first campaigns in the big cities.