What You Should Know About Kids, Tweens & Teens Vision

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children's vision symptoms

Vision is the sense that children rely on the most to discover the world around them. It is reported that approximately 80% of learning occurs through the eyes.

Symptoms that may indicate that your child may have a vision problem:

  • Headaches - often caused by a child straining to focus.
  • Redness or tearing of the eyes.
  • Rubbing the eyes repeatedly.
  • Tip of nose almost touches the book when reading.
  • Winking - closing one eye on a regular basis may be a sign of double vision or a blurred image in one eye.
  • Frequent Blinking - squeezing the eyes shut or rubbing the eyes are all customary signs of poor focusing.
  • Eye misalignment - any turning of the eye, no matter how slight can result in double vision.
  • Behavior problems - Visual difficulties can cause a child to become frustrated. Consequently, a child can become mislabeled as unmotivated, hyperactive or a slow learner.
  • Vision is the sense that children rely on the most to discover the world around them. It is reported that approximately 80% of learning occurs through the eyes.

Schedule annual examinations beginning at age three

children's vision symptoms

Common Vision Problems and treatments:

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - About 5% of children are affected. The brain shuts down one visual pathway because one eye has poor vision and is causing a distorted image. It is very important to detect and treat early as the visual system is complete by the age of 8 and can no longer be treated.
  • Strabismus - The eyes do not align properly under normal conditions.
  • Accommodation Problems - An inability to focus on print for long periods of time, causing blurry vision and headaches.
  • Refractive errors - Hyperopia (far-sightedness), Myopia (near-sightedness) and Astigmatism (an uneven curvature of the cornea). Effectively treated with glasses or contacts.

Learn more about vision symptoms that your children may experience, what they mean, and what you should do.

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