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Signs Your Child is Having Vision Problems in Lubbock, Texas

Concerned that your child may be having difficulty with vision? There are numerous indicators, and some of them might be mistaken for symptoms of other problems.

Kids playing around wearing glasses

What are the signs my child is having vision problems?

According to the American Optometric Association, here are some common signs of vision problems:

  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Short attention span
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Frequent headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • An eye turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Losing place when reading
  • Difficulty remembering what he or she read

In addition to these problems, other indications your child should see his or her eye doctor include:

  • Red or swollen eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Irritated eyes
  • Squinting

Sound familiar? Many of these are the same problems associated with ADHD. If you suspect your child may have ADHD, be sure to get his or her vision checked as well.

My child passed the school vision screening. Why does she need an exam?

There’s more to good vision than seeing the big “E.” While the school vision screenings are important, they don’t check for every problem your child might possibly have with his or her eyes, including some common problems.

What kinds of vision problems would my optometrist in Lubbock check for?

In addition to nearsightedness or myopia, we would check for farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, misalignment of eyes, and other problems. These are all treatable.

How often should my child have an eye exam?

Your child should have an eye exam once a year, regardless of whether he or she appears to be experiencing problems. Trouble with vision isn’t always easy to detect, particularly for a child. If any of the above problems are occurring, you should schedule an appointment right away, even if he or she had an exam within the last year.

How can I make an appointment with my Lubbock optometrist?

Call us today to schedule an appointment for your child! We are conveniently located at 3104 Indiana Avenue and in South Lubbock at 12122 Salisbury Blvd. You can reach us at 806-793-1927 or, for the South Lubbock office, at 806-793-1928.