Signs your child may need an eye exam

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
  • Squinting
  • 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.


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