What to watch for with your child’s vision

Dr Oz Eye Care
Vision plays a central role in your child’s life. Eighty percent of what a child learns is presented visually.

Most children don’t realize that they have a vision problem. Vision screenings performed at school can be helpful, but they should not be considered a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.

A simple vision screening often misses many eye problems. The eye exam done by an eye doctor checks not only whether the child needs glasses (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or amblyopia), but also for proper eye movement, eye alignment and other eye health problems.

Children should get an eye exam between the ages of three and five years, and then, every year after that.

If the pediatrician or the parent notes any issues with their child then they should be seen sooner.

When vision problems go undetected, children almost invariably have trouble reading and doing their schoolwork.

They often display fatigue and frustration in the classroom, which are symptoms that can lead to a misdiagnosis of dyslexia or other learning disabilities.

Schedule your child for an eye exam at Roberts Eyecare so your children can learn and see the world to the fullest extent.

What to watch for with your child’s vision:
-eyeturn
-frequent eye rubbing
-excessive blinking
-poor eye tracking skills
-failure to maintain eye contact
-squinting

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