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Serious Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems

Serious Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems

If your child is having vision issues, it can impact their school work, social life, and even self-esteem. Before the condition worsens, have your kids’ eyes examined at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Spring, CO to rule-out an underlying condition. Depending on the age of your child, a vision issue may go undetected for a period of time. If your child is too young to tell you what is going on with their sight, know the signs to look for.

Redness and Rubbing

Does your kid rub their eyes frequently? If you notice eye rubbing, tearing, or redness in or around the eye, take them to the eye doctor for a check-up.

Sensitivity to Light 

A sign of a vision issue is often sensitivity to light. This can also be indicative of conditions like cataracts or glaucoma; have your eye care provider perform tests, often including dilation, to rule-out these issues.

Physical Appearance 

Pay attention to your child’s physical appearance. Vision issues may manifest in physical symptoms, such as bulging eyes or drooping eyelids from the stress and strain of trying to see clearly.

Swelling and Discomfort 

Certainly, if you notice swelling, pus, or a dry crust around your child’s eyes persistently, take them to the eye provider, pronto.

Difficulty in School 

If your child is school-aged, difficulty in school could potentially point toward a vision issue. Take notice of your child’s progress as well as any academic setbacks that occur.

If your toddler or young child has a wandering eye, this may also be a sign of an issue which could impact vision later-on. Take them to your Colorado Spring provider for an exam.

Think your child is struggling with vision issues? Call us today. 

If your child is experiencing signs or symptoms of a vision issue, don’t delay. Contact us at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic at 719-599-5083 for eye care and examinations in the Colorado Springs, CO region. Don’t risk a serious issue and impaired vision; see an optometry provider now.

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