October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It’s important to note that eye and vision problems themselves do not cause dyslexia. They are issues that may occur at the same time, though they are unrelated. Kids who are diagnosed with dyslexia are no more likely to have vision issues than other children.
If your children are having trouble reading, however, it is always a good idea to schedule an eye exam. There are always rare cases where a child may have problems with visual perception or visual processing which can make reading difficult. However, that is not a problem with vision itself. Rather, it is an issue with the brain and how it processes visual images and what your child’s eyes see.
That being said, comprehensive eye exams are always beneficial and will help your child perform to the best of their ability, as well as narrow the scope of any problems he or she may be experiencing.