Signs of a Vision Problem in your Child
Did you know that vision problems not only impact a child’s ability to perform in school, but also in their daily activities outside of the classroom? Look out for these warning signs :
Squinting or blinking often
Tilting the head to the side on a frequent basis
Covering one eye
One eye that turns out or in
Reporting double vision
Complaining of headaches, nausea, or eye fatigue
Poor hand-eye coordination
Short attention span
Avoids reading or any activity that requires close work
Behavioral issues that stem from frustration
Poor performance in academics and athletics
Experiences problems catching a ball
Appears clumsy or frequently bumps into things or drops things
It’s common for children to think that their vision is normal, and therefore they often won’t report their symptoms to their parents or teachers.
Only a comprehensive eye exam can detect eye health and vision issues before it’s too late, because some conditions won’t show any obvious signs or symptoms.
Early detection allows for an optometrist to successfully treat common conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (misaligned eyes), which are best managed while a child is still young.
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