In most cases, kids don’t tell their parents when they’re having a hard time with their vision. For this reason, it can be hard to tell whether you should pursue getting your child glasses. If you’re still not sure if you should schedule an appointment for an eye exam at our office, here are some signs you should watch out for:
- Squinting—This is one of the most common symptoms of nearsightedness. If your child has started to squint when they look at things, there’s a good chance they need glasses.
- Sitting too close to the television—Does your child complain that they can’t see the television unless they are a few feet away from it? If so, they may be having trouble seeing.
- Consistent headaches—If your child complains of frequent headaches, they may be farsighted. These usually happen when a child tries to fix their vision, but they end up with a headache instead.
- Using one eye—There might be a structural problem with your child’s eyes, like astigmatism, if they close one eye so that they can see better.
- Eye rubbing—If your child rubs their eyes frequently, they may be straining their eyes in order to see.
Remember, being able to see properly is critical to the academic success and development of your child. If you think your child needs glasses, don’t delay scheduling an eye exam for them.