10 Signs Your Child has Vision Problems

When your child can’t see, it often hinders their success in school. It can be hard to read the school board, see text and images on computer screens and so much more. When their vision suffers, schoolwork does too.

Vision problems are common among school-age kids and can be hard to detect in younger children. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school.

It’s important to test your child’s vision early and often. Some children may seemingly adjust to their vision problems, but getting proper contacts and eyeglasses can help them perform better in school.

Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Kids

Refractive errors are the most common cause of vision problems among school-age children. Parents, as well as teachers, should be aware of these 10 signs that a child’s vision needs correction:

1.

Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close

2.

Losing his place while reading or using a finger to guide eyes when reading

3.

Squinting or tilting the head to see better

4.

Frequent eye rubbing

5.

Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing

6.

Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better

7.

Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities

8.

Complaining of headaches or tired eyes

9.

Avoiding using a computer, because it “hurts” the eyes

10.

Receiving lower grades than usual

IF YOUR CHILD EXHIBITS ANY OF THESE SIGNS, SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!

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