Do you think that your child may be having difficulties seeing properly? Vision problems in children are relatively common. However, oftentimes vision-related issues go undetected since parents aren’t always able to recognize the signs that their child has a vision-related condition. Here are some of the signs to look for that indicate that your child needs glasses: Minneapolis MN Pediatric Ophthalmologist
They Keep Covering One Eye
One sign that your child may be in need of glasses is if you notice them frequently covering one eye. When a child closes or covers one eye in order to focus, such as when they’re reading or watching TV, then it is usually a sign of either astigmatism or exotropia. That’s why, if you notice your child doing this a lot, you should take them to an eye doctor to have their eyes and vision properly assessed.
They Keep Squinting
Another sign that your child may have a visual impairment if you notice that they keep squinting or straining their eyes to see when doing tasks such as reading or watching something or trying to look at something up-close. Squinting is one of the more obvious signs that your child is having difficulties seeing, so, if you notice your child doing this, you should have their eyesight tested and assessed by a professional.
They Keep Rubbing Their Eyes
Lastly, it’s also not uncommon for children to rub their eyes when they’re having difficulty seeing as well. Eye-rubbing is a sign that your child is straining their eyes or tiring their eyes out trying to see. Therefore, you should take it as a sign that your child most likely has some type of vision-related or eye-related condition.
Dr. Jafar Hasan is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus with expertise in the medical and surgical care of eye diseases in children. Dr. Afira Hasan is a primary care optometrist.
Did you know? Both Dr. Jafar Hasan and Dr. Afira Hasan have been listed as two of the Top Doctors of 2021!