Common Signs of Vision Troubles in Children

Posted on 2018-08-28

Your daughter keeps rubbing her eyes, and every time your son looks at something in the distance he squints and slightly tilts his head. Are these simply symptoms of allergies, tiredness, and day time light, or are they signs of a larger issue?

In order to know if your child has vision troubles, we recommend you take a look at the checklist of signs.  If your son or daughter frequently exhibits one or more of these symptoms, you may want to take him or her to the doctor to make sure they aren’t signs of vision issues.

5 Signs of Vision Troubles

  • Frequently rubbing their eyes
  • Squinting to read or look at objects
  • Turning or tilting their head to look at objects
  • Wandering eyes
  • Squeezing eyes

Be sure to make an appointment with your pediatrician or a specialist (such as an optometrist or pediatric ophthalmologist) for a comprehensive eye exam if you see any of these signs! And before you go to your appointment, don’t forget to check your photos for evidence of The Glow.  If you find The Glow in more than one photo tell your doctor, show him or her the photos, and make sure to ask for a “red reflex test.”

If you have further questions about your child’s eye health, click here to learn more about what every parent should know!