Vision and Children

Children's vision care is essential to every child's development.  Experts say that over 80 percent of what a child learns in school is presented visually, so making sure your children have good vision can make a big difference in their academic performance.  Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child's development.  Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many warning signs of vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

Parents should be aware of these 10 signs that a child's vision needs correction:
  1. Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
  2. Losing his place while reading or using a finger to guide his eyes when reading
  3. Squinting or tilting the head to see better
  4. Frequent eye rubbing
  5. Sensitivity to light and / or excessive tearing
  6. Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
  7. Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
  8. Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
  9. Avoiding using a computer, because it hurts their eyes
  10. Receiving lower grades than usual

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