Childhood Vision Problems
Young children may not realize they are experiencing vision problems, and if they do, they aren’t always able to effectively communicate what’s wrong. That’s why it’s critical for parents and caregivers to keep an eye out for signs of trouble.
Untreated vision problems can affect your child’s ability to learn, so it’s vital that any issues be addressed promptly.
Your child may be experiencing vision problems if they:
- Often tilt their head to one side or cover one eye
- Complain of double vision
- Complain of frequent headaches
- Have trouble staying on task
- Avoid detailed tasks
- Avoid reading or other activities that depend on close vision
- Need to use their finger to guide them while reading
- Often lose their place while reading
- Blink excessively
- Squint frequently
- Rub their eyes frequently
- Have a misaligned eye
If you suspect that your child may be having problems with their vision, you should make an appointment with their optometrist as soon as possible.