Children may not be able to communicate when something abnormal is happening to their eyes/vision because they cannot really tell what normal is.
Parents/Guardians and Teachers should be able to spot eye problems in Children and refer them promptly, for professional care.
Here are some signs that a child may have vision problems:
- white pupil instead of a black pupil
- redness of the eyes
- tearing of the eyes
- discharging eyes
- constant rubbing of the eyes
- abnormal alignment of the eyes
- abnormal movement of the eyes
- extreme light sensitivity
- poor focusing
- poor visual tracking (following an object)
And in school-age children one can look out for the following these signs:
- difficulty reading
- sitting too close to the TV
- blurry vision at a distance
- difficulty seeing the board in class
All these signs show your child/ward requires professional attention. Early detection results in better outcomes, so make an appointment with your eye doctor to get them to undergo a comprehensive eye examination.
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