If your child (or you) has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be surprised to learn that ADHD has many of the same symptoms as a functional vision problem.
Fortunately, functional vision problems are detectable and treatable. If a functional vision problem is the actual source of your child’s difficulty with attention, there may be no need for ADHD treatments like medication.
That’s why a functional vision problem should be ruled out first for any child who is exhibiting signs and symptoms of an attention problem.
To be clear: Your child may have a vision problem. They may have ADHD. They may have both! But the first step to determining exactly what’s wrong so you can treat them correctly is to schedule a functional vision exam.