Many children can have undiagnosed eye problems that can cause issues with learning. These range from eye allergies to nearsightedness to strabismus (a crossed or drifting eye).
- Frequent headaches
- Complaints of blurred vision (either far away or when reading)
- Double vision
- Light sensitivity
- Reading delays, struggles with reading, avoiding reading
- Frequent rubbing of the eyes
- Child wears glasses which are poorly fitted or no longer working well
- Recent history of multiple head traumas (such as a student hitting their head during sports)
- Any child with a developmental delay (such as autism)
- An eye that drifts or crosses
If you notice any of the above issues in any of your students it may be beneficial to suggest a comprehensive medical eye exam with a pediatric ophthalmologist to their parents. These visits are typically covered through the child’s medical insurance.