Childhood Vision Problems: Here Are 4 Warning Signs Your Child May Have Trouble Seeing by Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

Kids' Health
22 days ago
Childhood Vision Problems: Here Are 4 Warning Signs Your Child May Have Trouble Seeing

Back-to-school season signals that it’s the time of year for well-child checkups. Along with physicals and yearly vaccinations, it’s important to ensure your child also has a comprehensive eye exam. Younger children may not tell you they cannot see, so it’s important to watch for warning signs of vision impairment.

If you suspect your child may have a vision problem, reach out to your health-care provider and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Here are some warning signs to look out for this Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month:

  1. Wandering or crossed eyes.
  2. Family history of childhood vision problems.
  3. Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects.
  4. Squinting eyes or turning heads in an unusual manner while watching television or looking at objects.

Even if you don’t see any warning signs, it’s recommended you schedule your child’s first eye exam before they are 1 year old, and schedule a yearly exam every year following.

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This is so important now because so many kids are learning at home and staring at computer screens all day. Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

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