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What are some of the warning signs that might indicate my child has a vision problem?

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in | Comments Off

The AOA lists the following signs that parents and teachers can look for to help identify a vision problem. If you notice any of the below please schedule an appointment right away.

  • An eye turning inward, outward, upward or downward frequently
  • An eye turning inward, outward, upward or downward frequently
  • Bumping into objects
  • Red eyes or eye lids
  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Turning or tilting head to use one eye only
  • Encrusted eyelids
  • Frequent eye styes
  • Avoiding coloring, puzzles, or detailed activities
  • Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination
  • Avoiding close work
  • Holding reading material closer than normal
  • Headaches
  • Making frequent reversals when reading or writing
  • Using a finger to maintain place when reading
  • Omitting or confusing small words when reading
  • Consistently performing below potential
  • Behavioral problems