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Three Signs That Indicate Your Child May Have Vision Problems

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As children grow from year to year, so does their vision. During childhood there may be obvious signs where parents can tell that their child has vision problems; symptoms such as squinting, holding a book very close to their face, or complain about blurry vision. However, some vision problem signs are less noticeable. Here are ways to tell that your child may have vision problems.

1) Turning Head to the Side – You may notice your child turning head to the side to see better; this is a result of refractive error- including astigmatism.

2) Lose Track When Reading –Children who have vision problems may have difficulty keeping track of where they’re reading on a page.

3) Avoid Reading and Close Activities – Because of the difficulty in focusing up close, a child may shy away or be subtle in avoiding reading, drawing, or playing games.

The relation of your child’s success in school is closely linked to eye health. This is why having regular eye screenings with an ophthalmologist is essential. Like many diseases and illnesses, early detection and treatment for eye or vision problems pave the way for your child to do better in school. Consult your pediatrician for questions and concerns.

Discuss growth, social behaviors, sleep, nutrition, learning and family interactions with a pediatrician. For newborns to 18 years old, well child check-ups focus on developmental milestones, safety, nutrition, your child and your family’s emotional well-being. During these visits you can get recommendations about everything from breastfeeding and toilet training to screen time and how to get teens to talk. Sunshine offers pediatric care with well child check-ups, dental screenings and immunizations all in one neatly packaged visit. Help your child be as healthy as they can be with physical, mental and social well-being and schedule your child’s next visit right here with Sunshine.

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