Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems
Numerous studies show that most learning is visual. Therefore, if your child develops eye problems and remains undetected, his learning can be affected. With children’s visual system changing rapidly, experts recommend an eye exam every 1-2 years even if there are no signs of underlying vision problems. Our pediatric optometrists at Eye Society in Streeterville, Chicago, and the Loop have the expertise to ensure that your child has access to the visual resources he needs to maintain his eye health.
Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Vision Problems
Always remember that children are not very good at communicating when there is an issue. Paying attention to the well-being of your child will allow you to detect any problems he might be having with his vision. Some of the most common telling signs of childhood vision disorders include:
- Double or blurred vision
- Recklessness during class
- Poor handwriting
- Poor understanding of learned material
- Easily distracted during an activity
- Poor school performance
- Evading reading
- Frequent headaches resulting from eye strains
How Can an Optometrist Correct My Child’s Vision?
Our pediatric optometrists in Chicago will perform a comprehensive eye exam on your child, which includes routine eye exams and some extra vision tests to detect any hidden eye problems. These extra tests can include ocular motility testing, binocular vision, and accommodation in some cases. Once your child’s comprehensive eye exam is completed, our optometrist will advise you on available options to correct your child’s vision. The doctor may recommend regular glasses or contact lenses, special reading glasses, or vision therapy depending on the extent of the damage.
Contact Eye Society’s Pediatric Optometrists in Chicago for a Comprehensive Examination of Your Child’s Vision
Most of your child's eye ailments can be effectively treated if the problem is detected while in its early stages. It’s important to get your child checked regularly by a qualified optometrist to maintain optimal eye health even if he doesn’t have any glaring symptoms. Contact Eye Society in Streeterville, Chicago at 312-640-2405 or our office in the Loop at 312-631-3247.