According to Dr. Mel Fiderman, kids will give some signs that they need an eye test. Some of the signs will provide guidance to you when children begin to need glasses, as reported by The Stir (28/02).
1. Standing or sitting too close to the television.
Most toddlers like to stand near the television because they are attracted to lights and want to touch the TV. But notice when your child is trying to stand or sit closer to the TV as needed, or because they want to see the picture more clearly.
2. Coloring too close
Not only television, when they are coloring or writing, notice how they do it. Children who require eye tests often write and color with the face or head too close to the paper. This is done because they want to see the words or pictures they are coloring better.
3. Frequent squinting
Does your child often squint when looking at something or when looking at a bright light? This is clear sign, but often parents rarely notice this.
4. Testing with a game
If you are not sure that the above signs really show that your child needs glasses, you can do an experiment with them. You simply invite them to a game like reading from a distance, and so on.
Eye and vision health are one aspect that must be considered by parents early on. By knowing the signs from the start, parents can provide the best health care for children.
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Schedule an eye exam online with an optometrist at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Winter Park for your children. Poor eyesight can put your child at a disadvantage and be mistaken for a learning disability. Make sure you go before school starts just in case you need to get frames. Check out our post on children’s frames for more information.
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