As an adult, it can be easy to discern difficulties with vision, especially when your vision changes. Children, however, do not always know that they cannot see well, and they do not always know how to communicate about issues they notice. That is why our team at Eye 1st Vision Center would like to discuss the following signs to watch for that may indicate your child has trouble seeing.
Squinting constantly is a common sign that a person is struggling to see clearly. If you notice that your child squints a great deal while doing homework, watching TV, or looking off into the distance, it is time for an eye care appointment. If your child’s teacher notices squinting in class, they will likely send a note home.
Believe it or not, if you notice your child has trouble concentrating, it might be due to vision. It is hard to pay attention to and be interested in something you cannot see. A lack of attention could be due to other things, of course, but one of the easiest to diagnose and address is an issue with vision.
It is not unusual for children to trip and fall, especially as they grow into their bodies and feet. However, walking into objects such as doors and walls is a bit different. It might be that your child does not see those objects well enough to avoid them.
Vision problems can easily lead to headaches. It can also make the eyes tired. If your child is constantly complaining of headaches or rubbing his or her eyes, it is time to see an optometrist.
If you suspect your child has vision trouble and you live in the Sandy Springs area, contact Eye 1st Vision Center to schedule an eye exam with one of our eye doctors. We will perform a comprehensive exam and discuss any vision issues your child may be experiencing. Call our team today at (404) 252-1702 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.