Subtle signs you should pay attention to as a parents regarding your children’s eye.
Children may find it difficult to articulate whatever visual complains they may be experiencing especially when they are still very young and dependent, therefore, as a parent, you should pay close attention to your children, observing their actions and how they interact with their environment.
We have helped you filter out 4 signs you should pay attention to that indicate your child(ren) may have a visual disorder.
1. Avoiding Reading and Other Close Activities
When you or the school teacher observes that your child avoids reading or writing activities. It may not means that your child is lazy, he or she probably isn’t just comfortable with the activities. Then, decides to do something else.
2. Turning or tilting the head to the side to see clearly
When kids with refractive error or binocular vision disorders want to read something at a close target, you may notice they tilt the head or squint the eyes so as to see clearly.
3. Having a Short Attention Span
Kids are known to have a short attention span, but if a child’s attention span is unnecessarily too short especially when doing task that actively involves the eye like reading, writing, watching television, you should pay close attention to their sight.
4. Losing Their Place When Reading.
When you observe a child losing track of exact reading point in the material that he or she is reading. It may indicate that there’s a visual disorder.
5. Poor performance in school.
Not all kids are dull, most kids actually just struggle to see the board clearly or have difficulties doing tasks such as reading and writing and this will in turn affect their school performance. As a parent, as much as you are doing everything possible to see your kids perform well, you should also factor in their eye sight when you notice poor performance.
What to do next?
Having mentioned all the symptoms above, when you observe one or two of the following the signs, then next step to take is to schedule your child for an eye examination in a standard eye clinic.