Signs of Vision Problems in Kids
Being able to see clearly is key to student’s academic success. 1 in 4 students in the U.S. has an undiagnosed vision problem significant enough to impair academic performance.
We hear firsthand from students who didn’t know they were seeing the world any differently from anyone else - they thought their vision was normal or didn’t know how to articulate the challenges they were experiencing.
Here are some common signs of vision issues in children.
Trouble focusing on the board
Holding objects close to their face
Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
Avoiding eye contact with others
Not recognizing or responding to others from a distance Tripping, falling, or running into things
Restlessness and wandering attention
Covering one eye
Tilting the head to one side
Difficulty telling colors apart
Crossed eyes or eyes not focusing together/pointing different directions