Pediatric Eye Problems
According to the American Public Health Association, about 10% of preschoolers have eye or vision problems. However, children this age generally will not voice complaints about their eyes. In addition, an exam performed at the pediatrician is only a SCREENING and is not a comprehensive eye examination.
Parents should watch for signs that may indicate a vision problem, including:
Sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close
Tilting their head
Frequently rubbing their eyes
Short attention span for the child's age
Turning of an eye in or out
Sensitivity to light
Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination when playing ball or bike riding
Avoiding coloring activities, puzzles and other detailed activities
If you notice any of these signs in your preschooler, arrange for a visit to our office.