Spot the Warning Signs

Although some vision problems have no symptoms, watch for these early indicators of potential vision problems. Schedule an exam if you see your child displaying these behaviors, as more than 80 percent of a child’s ability to learn relies on visual processing.
  • Frequent rubbing or blinking of the eyes
  • Short attention span or daydreaming
  • Poor reading skills
  • Avoiding close-up work
  • Frequent headaches
  • A drop in scholastic or athletic performance
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head when reading
  • Placing head close to book or desk when reading or writing
  • Difficulty remembering, identifying and reproducing basic geometric shapes
  • Poo hand-eye coordination