ANCHOR LEAD: Your child's eyesight plays an important part in their learning and classroom behavior. Brian Osuch finds out some telltale signs your child may require a visit to the eye doctor. (:60)
SCRIPT: Health Care Now, I'm Brian Osuch. According to the American Optometric Association, one in four children have an undetected vision problem that can affect their ability to perform well in school. Dr. Richard Hom, optometric director for Anthem Inc…
CUT: (Hom) The common vision problems in children are, either that they can't see far away, or some of the difficulties in close up, so if they need to have special help in how they read or see close up, and if they need glasses to see clearly or eye exercise or some combination of that.
SCRIPT: According to Dr. Hom, there are several ways in which adults can detect vision problems in children…
CUT: (Hom) Parents and teachers can see whether the child is behaving like, rubbing their eyes, squinting or avoiding certain activities. We can sometimes ask the child "how do the words look to you?" Because often the child doesn't know that anything is abnormal, but an adult would.
SCRIPT: For more information or to find a doctor near you, visit Anthem.com. That's Health Care Now from Anthem.
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