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5 Tell Tale Signs & Symptoms of Vision Impairment in Children

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A few months of school has passed and conferences have happened and perhaps you have concerns about your child’s behavior or lack of focus? In my son’s school we do fall vision and hearing testing on the kids. Many times when a child struggles to see well, they may find it hard to keep up or even pay attention. Squinting and trying to see can be discouraging and if they are not speaking up, they may be acting out. Here are some tips I got from leading Optometrist and co-founder of 39DollarGlasses.com

5 Tell Tale Signs & Symptoms of Vision Impairment in Children
1.   Squinting  
o  This can prove that your child may be nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism
2.   Constantly Rubbing Eyes
o  If a child is excessively rubbing his/her eyes it could be a result of eyestrain
3.   Closing or Covering One Eye While Reading or Watching Television
o  If a child has trouble seeing they may cover or close their eye to help adjust their vision
4.   Losing Place While Reading (Or Disliking Reading/Having a Lower Attention Span)
o  Skipping lines or losing place could indicate vision problems
5.   Sitting Closely To The Television
o  Typically this is a sign of nearsightedness. Nearsightedness (Myopia), as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred.
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