Signs Your Pre-School Aged Child May Have A Vision Problem

Preschool age is a critical time for any child to develop and learn. According to the American Public Health Association, 10% of young children have eye problems. The hard part is, getting early treatment as children this age will usually not express a vision problem verbally. Therefore, it’s important for parents to watch for any signs of vision problems, which can include:

 

– Sitting close to the TV to see

– Holding a book to close to eyes

– Light sensitivity

– Poor eye-hand-body coordination

– Avoiding hands on activities like coloring or puzzles

– Squinting eyes or tilting head when looking at objects

– Frequently eye-rubbing

– Shorter than normal attention span

– Turning of an eye (in or out)

 

If any these signs are present and there is a concern, then contacting an eye care provider for a comprehensive vision exam is recommended.

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