Vision problems that are undetected and untreated can affect the child’s ability to learn in school. Good vision is vital for school-aged children to excel.
Here are symptoms of learning-related vision problems:
- Rubbing eyes frequently, headaches and eyestrain.
- Blurred vision or double vision
- Crossed eyes or if the eyes move independently of each other.
- Holding a book very closely to read.
- Short attention span during visual tasks.
- Using one eye by tilting the head or covering the other eye to see clearly.
- Losing their place while reading or using a finger to stay in line.
- Poor eye-hand coordination.
- Difficulty remembering, identifying, or reproducing shapes.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, then they may have learning-related vision problems. An eye exam is needed to diagnose accordingly and get treatment as soon as possible.