Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems
Your child's success in school is dependent on the quality of his or her vision. Even if students are working remotely, they depend on their eyesight to complete assigned work. Our team at Hofacre Optometric Corporation Chino Hills, San Dimas, and the surrounding area, would like to share some of the warning signs with parents that your child may have a vision problem. Let's take a look at some of the most common signs our optometrists can detect and treat.
The teacher may inform you that your child is continually squinting to see the board, or you may notice it at home as well. Most of the time, this habit is an indication of nearsightedness. Also, it can result in severe headaches, making it even more difficult for your child to concentrate in school.
Covering An Eye
Children who have weak vision in one eye will often cover it to compensate. Sometimes, this is an indication of what we call amblyopia or "lazy eye." It needs to be checked to avoid permanent vision loss.
Short Attention Span
Difficulty completing assignments can often be linked to vision problems. Although it may seem like your child’s vision is fine, he or she may have farsightedness, meaning it is more challenging to see the fine print. If this is the case, your child will struggle with almost any kind of schoolwork.
Knocking Into Objects
As a parent, you expect your child to have some clumsiness, but if he or she is tripping over objects and running into walls, it may be a sign of a vision problem.
Call Hofacre Optometric Corporation For An Appointment
If you think your child might have vision problems, contact Hofacre Optometric Corporation. Eye exams are the best way to determine if your child needs eye care. Taking a proactive approach will give your children more confidence and help them do better in school. Call our Chino Hills office today at (909)-628-0091 or our San Dimas office at (909)-394-4545 to schedule an appointment.