10 Signs of Youth Vision Problems (sponsored)
Aug 11, 2019 07:48PM
By Donna Hawley
Maple Grove Pearle Vision
Did you know that 1 in 4 school age kids have an undetected vision problem? If left untreated, a vision problem can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. YES – 1 IN 4!
Refractive errors are the most common cause of vision problems among school-age children.
Blurry vision may be interfering with your child’s ability to learn in school. Regular eye exams can detect and correct this and other vision problems.
Undiagnosed and untreated vision problems are might hold back school-age kids just when learning and healthy development are the most important.
A small investment in a comprehensive eye exam could change their lives forever. Two-thirds of children do not receive preventative vision care before starting school.
Parents, as well as teachers, should be aware of these 10 signs that suggest that a child’s vision needs correction. Let’s help our schools work better for them!
What are the warning signs?
- Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
- Losing his/her place while reading or using a finger to guide his/her eyes when reading
- Squinting or tilting the head to see better
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
- Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
- Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
- Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
- Avoiding using a computer, because it “hurts his eyes”
- Receiving lower grades than usual
DON’T DELAY—Schedule your child’s back-to-school eye exam now, especially if your child exhibits any of these signs.
The effect untreated vision problems will has on learning and development can profoundly impact their education, self-worth and future.
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