Tell-tale signs thatmight suggest that your child needs       glasses
For preschool children, it’s a bitharder to pick an eye condition oreye problem, especially as children this age aren’t gi...
However, if you are in the habit ofreading to your children (which issomething we strongly recommend parents to do with ch...
So what are the tell-tale signs thatmight suggest that your child needs glasses or at least needs a visit to            th...
While some of the signs might becaused by other issues (e.g. squinting  may be caused by bright lights), if you notice you...
Talk to the staff at Friday’s Child  Montessori about any of theseconcerns and things that you’d like   us to look out for...
Squinting:Squinting reduces the amount oflight entering the eye and thusmakes it easier to focus.
If your child squints all the timewhen looking at things (pictures, TV)or while doing tasks, this mightindicate a problem ...
Getting too close to things:If a child is short-sighted, he or shewill often try to compensate bygetting closer to the obj...
For example, he or she might hold a  book very close to his/her face to see the pictures properly or sit too           clo...
If your child is playing a matchinggame using plastic animals orlaminated cut-out pictures, he or shemight have to pick th...
Children with short sight may also bend down over work so they       can see it properly.
Getting far away from things:The reverse of the above with far-sightedness. Here, your child will getfurther away from thi...
Rubbing eyes:The muscles of the eyes will workovertime to try to get things in focus,so they get pretty tired and sore.
As well as making your child rub  his/her eyes a lot to ease thesoreness, your child may also get   headaches a lot, espec...
This symptom, of course, has to   appear alongside others, asheadaches and rubbing eyes have a          lot of causes.
Covering one eye or tilting the heada lot:Sometimes, the problem is in oneeye but not the other, or your childmay have dou...
Children often try to compensate for  this by holding their head at anawkward angle or by covering thewonky eye and making...
If you notice that your child isalways covering one eye – and it’sthe same eye every time – then this         could be a b...
If you can see any of these   symptoms in your child, it isimportant to bring him or her to an          eye specialist.
This presentation is brought you by:      Gold Coast Montessori
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http://www.fridayschildmontessori.com/blog/does-your-child-need-glasses/ We all know that as we get older, our eyesight tends to go. However, a lot of people need glasses at a younger age. Some people start having to use glasses in their teens and some need them when they’re even younger. But how can you tell if your pre-schooler needs glasses?

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Tell tale signs that may suggest that your child need glasses

  1. 1. Tell-tale signs thatmight suggest that your child needs glasses
  2. 2. For preschool children, it’s a bitharder to pick an eye condition oreye problem, especially as children this age aren’t given to reading books much.
  3. 3. However, if you are in the habit ofreading to your children (which issomething we strongly recommend parents to do with children of anyage as it has so many benefits), youmight be able to pick the problem earlier.
  4. 4. So what are the tell-tale signs thatmight suggest that your child needs glasses or at least needs a visit to the optician?
  5. 5. While some of the signs might becaused by other issues (e.g. squinting may be caused by bright lights), if you notice your child doing some of the things listed below, he or she might have a vision problem.
  6. 6. Talk to the staff at Friday’s Child Montessori about any of theseconcerns and things that you’d like us to look out for. After all, a Montessori teacher’s job is to observe children and gauge their abilities.
  7. 7. Squinting:Squinting reduces the amount oflight entering the eye and thusmakes it easier to focus.
  8. 8. If your child squints all the timewhen looking at things (pictures, TV)or while doing tasks, this mightindicate a problem with vision. Thisis especially the case if you noticehim or her squinting when thelight isn’t bright.
  9. 9. Getting too close to things:If a child is short-sighted, he or shewill often try to compensate bygetting closer to the object or gettingthe object closer to them.
  10. 10. For example, he or she might hold a book very close to his/her face to see the pictures properly or sit too close to the TV.
  11. 11. If your child is playing a matchinggame using plastic animals orlaminated cut-out pictures, he or shemight have to pick that object upand hold it very close to the eyes toidentify it properly.
  12. 12. Children with short sight may also bend down over work so they can see it properly.
  13. 13. Getting far away from things:The reverse of the above with far-sightedness. Here, your child will getfurther away from things to seethem properly, holding objects atarm’s length and leaningback away from things.
  14. 14. Rubbing eyes:The muscles of the eyes will workovertime to try to get things in focus,so they get pretty tired and sore.
  15. 15. As well as making your child rub his/her eyes a lot to ease thesoreness, your child may also get headaches a lot, especiallyheadaches in the eyebrow area, where a lot of these muscles attach.
  16. 16. This symptom, of course, has to appear alongside others, asheadaches and rubbing eyes have a lot of causes.
  17. 17. Covering one eye or tilting the heada lot:Sometimes, the problem is in oneeye but not the other, or your childmay have double vision at certainangles.
  18. 18. Children often try to compensate for this by holding their head at anawkward angle or by covering thewonky eye and making do with just one.
  19. 19. If you notice that your child isalways covering one eye – and it’sthe same eye every time – then this could be a bit clue.
  20. 20. If you can see any of these symptoms in your child, it isimportant to bring him or her to an eye specialist.
  21. 21. This presentation is brought you by: Gold Coast Montessori

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