Childhood Vision Problems
Children with vision problems don’t always realize something is wrong, and even if they do, young children, in particular, may not articulate this effectively. That’s why parents and caregivers need to keep an eye on their children and look for signs of trouble.
Untreated vision problems can hamper your child’s ability to learn, so it’s vital that any issues be diagnosed and addressed promptly.
Your child may be experiencing vision problems if they:
- Complain of double vision
- Complain of frequent headaches
- Blink excessively
- Squint frequently
- Frequently tilt their head to one side or cover one eye
- Rub their eyes frequently
- Avoid detailed tasks
- Avoid reading or other activities that depend on close vision
- Often lose their place while reading
- Need to use their finger to guide them while reading
- Have trouble staying on task
- Have a misaligned eye
If you suspect that your child may be suffering from vision problems, make an appointment with our optometrists as soon as possible.