Warning signs of vision problems in kids
Did you know that 1 in 4 school age kids have an undetected vision problem? If left untreated, a vision problem can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. YES – 1 IN 4!
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 suggest that a child’s vision needs correction:
Blurry vision may be interfering with your child’s ability to learn in school. Regular eye exams can detect and correct this and other vision problems.
What are the warning signs?
- Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
- Losing his place while reading or using a finger to guide his eyes when reading
- Squinting or tilting the head to see better
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
- Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
- Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
- Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
- Avoiding using a computer, because it “hurts his eyes”
- Receiving lower grades than usual
DON’T DELAY—Schedule Your Child’s B2S Eye Exam Now especially if your child exhibits any of these signs.