Parents should be encouraged to have their children examined at 6 months, 3 years of age, before first grade and every year afterwards. Recent studies have found that uncorrected astigmatism can affect a child’s reading skills. The easy fix is wearing the appropriate spectacle correction that can help your child see better and at the same time boost your child’s reading fluency up to one-half grade level. Researchers at the University of Arizona say that not only does it improve a child’s oral reading fluency but can also improve overall academic performance. The study highlighted the importance of comprehensive eye and vision exams for children. Young school-age children do not generally come to a parent or teacher and say that they can’t see, draw or read. Parents should be encouraged to have their children examined at 6 months, 3 years of age, before first grade and every year afterwards.