Is your child prone to putting his/her head too close to the computer or TV screen? Is he/she unable to see clearly with one eye? Is it possible for him/her to see faraway objects but have trouble seeing them up close? These signs could indicate that your child may have a vision problem.
You can only know for certain if your child has vision problems. First, have them examined by their pediatrician. Then, if there is a problem, an ophthalmologist (eye physician) will examine the eyes. Vision problems that are detected early have a better chance of being successfully treated.
You can also Detect early signs of refractive disorders via AI-Optic devices.
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Signs and symptoms of a vision problem-
- Around 80 percent of the information children learn in school can be seen and understood visually. Uncorrected vision problems can have a profound impact on your child's mental, emotional, and academic development.
- Sometimes, children with undiagnosed vision problems can be diagnosed with learning disabilities such as ADHD. Although basic eye screenings are common in schools, they do not replace a thorough exam by a specialist.
Here are some signs that can help you recognize potential problems early.
Baby up to one year old
Occasionally, babies' eyes may look misaligned (strabismus) before 4 months. After 4 months, however, most babies' eyes will not experience inward crossing or outward drifting. Let your child's physician know if any of these symptoms are present.
Your pediatrician should be contacted immediately if your child's vision becomes distorted. You may not be able to see the signs of other vision problems such as amblyopia (lazy eye), but your child might have trouble seeing.