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9 Signs Your Child May Have Vision Problems

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According to the American Public Health Association, nearly 10% of preschoolers have eye or vision problems. Vision plays a critical role in a child's development. As they grow, children depend on their vision to learn new tasks and develop their coordination and motor skills. It can be difficult to determine if your child is experiencing vision issues, especially when they are young. DuPage Medical Group's Ophthalmologists share what signs to watch for that may indicate vision problems in children.

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9 Signs Your Child May Have Vision Problems

  1. 1. Crossedeyes (Strabismus) When one or both eyes turn inward or outward. Lazyeye (Amblyopia) A condition that causes vision problems in the affected eye that can’t be fully corrected with glasses. developmentaldelays Difficulty recognizing colors, shapes, letters and numbers. motorskills Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination when handling objects. activityselection Avoiding detailed activities like coloring or puzzles. ProximitytoObjects Sitting close to the TV or holding a book closely while reading may indicate difficulty with distance. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Restless A shorter than average attention span. EyeIrritation Sensitivity to light, squinting or rubbing their eyes often. 7 8 Adjustingtheirview Tilting their head to read or when looking at objects. 9 talktoanophthalmologist If you notice these symptoms in your child, talk with your physician about scheduling an eye exam to rule out any vision issues. DuPage Medical Group’s Ophthalmology department works with a robust network of Optometrists to provide care for all your vision needs. To make an appointment with a DMG physician, visit DuPageMedicalGroup.com

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