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:

Child raising their hand in class with a blurry blackboard view.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?

 

  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 his 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 his eyes”
  10. 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.