As a parent, it’s not always easy to tell what is wrong with your child. A fever can be measured, a rash can be seen, but poor vision isn’t as easy to notice. Your child might act completely normal, but there are small signs and slight hints suggesting your child might need glasses. As adults age, their vision often suffers, but kids may not be aware their vision is less than perfect, so even asking them may not yield any useful clues.
All kids should be getting regular eye exams. Studies have shown children learn visually during their early developmental years, and it is believed that up to 80 percent of what children learn they take in visually. Understanding that eye conditions aren’t always easy to recognize is exactly why getting regular eye exams is important. If you’ve asked yourself, “Does my child need glasses?” then you’ve already taken the first step.
Don't assume all is well because your kid is enjoying success socially and in school. Look for little hints and you may find there are signs your child needs glasses. There may not be any obvious signs at first. But there are some subtle clues that all may not be right with your child’s vision.
Watch your child when he or she is reading, watching television, or using the computer. Over time, you might notice overlooked patterns that signal your child has an undetected vision problem.
You want the best for your child and work to ensure he or she has what is needed to succeed. Don’t take vision for granted. Get regular check-ups and if you notice anything that seems to be amiss, address it with his or her pediatrician or eye doctor. Knowing whether your child needs glasses is easier than it seems when you know what to look for.
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