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Signs that your child may have a vision problem

Vision is one of the most important senses for child development. Parents and guardians should be sensitive by giving more attention to their children’s vision before the age of four. Kids often have no idea that they have a vision problem, so you’ll want to be vigilant about noticing signs of potential trouble.



Having an undiagnosed vision problem can affect your child’s performance both in and out of the classroom. Thus, it is important to understand eye health so that you can identify when your child may have a vision problem and possibly need glasses.



Signs Your Child Might Need Glasses

  • When reading, he or she needs to have the book close at hand.
  • Closes one eye to see better (while looking at a book or watching television, for example).
  • Watches birds or planes or plays catch, but avoids distance-vision activities, or has trouble seeing small objects at a distance or reading the blackboard in school.
  • Experiencing recurrent headaches at the end of days.
  • Complains of double vision.
  • Has a larger pupil in one eye than the other, or has pupils that are different sizes.
  • Having difficulty spotting objects that may cause hazards, such as steps, curbs, and walls. Etc.

It is best to consult your child’s doctor regarding your concerns. Your child’s eyes may be examined, his vision screened, or you may be referred to an eye specialist (ophthalmologist). If your child’s family has a history of vision problems, tell them about it.

Wearing eyeglasses can help your child preserve their sight

  • Enhancing vision
  • Strengthening the vision of a weak or lazy eye
  • Adjusting the position of their eyes (crossed or misaligned eyes)
  • Protection if one eye is impaired



t is essential for a child’s physical development, grade-level success in school, and overall well-being to have good vision. Don’t skip regular vision screenings. These are helpful in detecting and correcting vision problems early. Recommends further vision screening for children when they are:

  • In preschool (between the ages of 3 and 4)
  • Entering elementary school
  • Experiencing a possible vision problem

Make sure your children wear their glasses or contact lenses.

Be healthy and take care of yourself!