Vision Quiz

Learn how to detect possible visual problems in a child or adult with vision quizzes and checklists on this page.

Take the Quick Quiz

  1. Answer the questions, then click on "Show Me the Answers" below to see how much you really know about your vision.
  2. If I have 20/20 vision, I can't have a vision problem. True or False? 
  3. Vision is learned. True or False? 
  4. All children are ready to read at the age of six. True or False? 
  5. Eyesight is hereditary.  You can't do anything about it. True or False? 
  6. Visual problems can affect a person's self-esteem and hinder success. True or False? 
  7. Surgery is the only way to correct strabismus (a turned eye). True or False? 
  8. Amblyopia (lazy eye) cannot be corrected after the person reaches the age of seven. True or False?

Show Me the Answers

Do the Checklist 

If you check off several items, a comprehensive eye exam is recommended. 

Do you observe the following behavior(s) in yourself or your child?

  1. One eye turns, drifts or aims in a different direction than the other eye? Crossed eye?Wandering eye? (Look carefully -- this can be subtle. This is significant even if it only happens occasionally, such as when the person is tired, stressed or ill).
  2. Frequent squinting or closing of one eye?
  3. Excessive blinking or squinting?
  4. Poor visual/motor skills (including "hand-eye coordination")?
  5. Problems moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things?
  6. Difficulties catching and/or throwing airborne objects?
  7. Repeatedly confuses left and right directions?
  8. Appears to favor the use of one eye?
  9. Turns or tilts head in order to use one eye?
  10. Posture problems? Head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is obviously higher?

While reading or doing close work, do you notice any of the following in yourself or your child?

  1. Becomes quickly fatigued?
  2. Has posture problems?
  3. Rubs eyes frequently?
  4. Squints or blinks excessively?
  5. Frequently loses one's place when reading or copying from the board or paper?
  6. Frequently skips words and/or has to re-read?
  7. Repeatedly omits small words?
  8. Vision becomes blurry?
  9. Uses finger to read?
  10. Holds the book or object unusually close?
  11. Closes one eye or covers eye with hand?
  12. Twists or tilts head toward book or papers?
  13. Moves head back and forth (instead of moving eyes)?
  14. Struggles with handwriting?

Do you or your child frequently complain of:

  1. Only able to read for short periods of time?
  2. Burning or itching eyes?
  3. Headaches in forehead or temples?
  4. Nausea or dizziness?
  5. Motion sickness?
  6. Double vision?

If you checked off several items on the Checklist above, you should consider a comprehensive vision examination.

More Quizzes and Checklists 

Preschoolers Visual Development
A detailed checklist for parents of Preschoolers children. What are the normal stages and ages for visual development? Is your child's vision developing normally? 

Vision and Learning Disabilities
A short checklist for parents with information on LDs and vision from the American Optometric Association. 

Learning-related Vision Problems
A vision screening quiz for parents and teachers. This multiple choice quiz gives a numerical score with recommendations. 

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  • "Before our daughter began vision therapy she was struggling with reading and sports. We thought she was just clumsy (walking into walls and falling a lot). My wife and I know something was't quite right; so we had our daughter tested for Central Auditory Processing Disorder, took her to an optometrist and to an eye specialist at a hospital. My wife's mother urged us to see Dr. Gordon. A significant visual tracking problem was found.
    After vision therapy our daughter went from needing extra help with reading to reading above grade level. She is now excelling in softball and has been named to the All-Star Team this year. She has become more confident and willing to try new things."
    "We can't thank Dr. Gordon's office enough for our daughter's success."
    Drew D.
  • "Before vision therapy reading was terrible. Nothing made sense on the paper. Vision therapy helped me with spelling and reading. I'm not skipping lines when reading and I love how I was taught to spell. I bring home 100's in spelling and reading is coming along too!
    I'm also on the Honor Roll at school too!"
    Elizabeth S.
  • "Our son was in 2nd grade when we found out that he had vision problems. He was referred to the occupational therapist in school for his handwriting. After her testing she called to tell us that all of signs were related to vision problems. Our son complained of headaches, motion sickness and very bad handwriting.
    Most of his teachers were telling us they thought he had ADD or ADHD.
    His attention span in school was short and he rushed through his work. He absolutely hated anything that had to do with writing.
    After starting vision therapy we saw improvements very quickly; as well as his teachers. His handwriting has improved tremendously and his posture is much better.
    We are so thankful for the occupational therapist discovering his vision challenge. We drove an hour and a half each way to Dr. Gordon's office for our weekly vision therapy sessions.
    The success of our son was well worth the drive."
    Amber W.
  • "What a difference! It has been an emotional roller coaster dealing with certain aspects of our son's left. But it was refreshing to know that we could count on the staff administering vision therapy to have his best interest in mind. To watch our son overcome the obstacles he had prior to vision therapy is worth everything. We absolutely recommend vision therapy because we have seen what it can do for our child. We are grateful for vision therapy and couldn't imagine his life without it!"
    Jerome K.
  • "I saw words differently and struggled throughout my childhood with my sight. After years of testing and appointments I found Dr. Gordon who diagnosed a Convergence Insufficiency. After a few months of vision therapy I was amazed at the my improvement.
    My life is truly changed!"
    Ella S.
  • "My son has always struggled in school. As an educator I looked for answers based on what I knew; learning disabilities, ADHD, etc. By the time he was in 4th grade I had to find some way to help my son. I realized that many of his symptoms were similar to many of my students who had Central Auditory Processing difficulties. Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center confirmed the diagnosis and recommended a visual processing evaluation. No one ever considered his reading challenges to be related to a visual processing problem. Since starting vision therapy his struggles in school have decreased, his math grades have improved as well as his reading; and he is more confident in his ability to succeed."
    Joanne L.
  • "Dr. Gordon is a developmental optometrist, which means...he is trained to deal with eye dysfunctions beyond simple near-sightedness/far-sightedness and...he can help improve vision through behavior programs. Dr. Gordon patiently worked with me to get the best possible prescription...He's a compassionate and very competent eyecare professional, and I strongly recommend him."
    Michael L.