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How Do I Know If My Child Has a Vision Problem?

As a parent, it is important to identify behavioral signs of vision problems in your child. If your son or daughter has one of these symptoms, he or she may have a vision problem and should be evaluated by a developmental or pediatric optometrist.

Does your child experience any of the following eye symptoms?

Symptom Observed
One or both eyes drift inwards or outwards
Squints to see even when there are no bright lights or glare
Tilts or turns head to one side
Poor eye-hand or eye-body coordination
Lacks interest in or avoids books, puzzles and other visual activities
Excessive rubbing of eyes when not tired
Sits too close to the television or computer screen
Holds books or toys either too close or too far
Closes or covers one eye often
Extremely sensitive to light
Milky or cloudy pupils (if which case, you should seek medical attention immediately)
Crusty lids
Red eyes
Tearing that is unrelated to crying
Eyes frequently move back and forth
Headaches as a result of an extended period of visual activities
Double vision
Recognizes colors, shapes, letters or numbers with difficulty
Family history of vision or learning problems