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3 main signs that tell your child need Glasses

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It is important to know when your child’s vision and eye health needs improvement. If they suffer from near or farsightedness, astigmatism or lazy eye, then eyeglasses are required. To identify the exact issue with your child’s vision, pediatric eye care recommends an eye exam.

You should know a few of the signs when there could be problems with your child’s eye and need eyeglasses.

  • For improving vision
  • Strengthen vision in a weak or lazy eye
  • Improve the position of their eyes
  • Provide protection to the poor vision in one eye

There are 3 main signs that the child needs glasses-

  • Squinting

If your child squints to look at something whether it is far or near, this is the sign that they need glasses. Squinting occurs when children are suffering from a refractive error that affects the eye focus on an image.

Squints temporarily improve the vision to see an image. Pediatric ophthalmologist in Cochrane, AB will identify if it is near or farsighted.

  • Excessive eye rubbing

If a child rubs the eyes excessively this indicates that they are experiencing eye fatigue or strain to look at an image. This shows that the child needs glasses.

There are many other reasons for rubbing eyes such as allergic conjunctivitis.

  • Sitting too close to the TV and other devices

You might have seen that your child is sitting very close to the TV or holds an electronic device close to their face. These are signs of near-sighted which means that they can see better from near instead of far. Children’s eye care recommends wearing glasses if your child has a problem of near-sighted.

It is important to take your child’s eye health seriously because optimal vision is essential to the learning process. You might not realize poor vision can cause a lot of problems for school-aged children. Go for pediatric eye exams in Cochrane if your child is having vision problems. It is important to be aware of your child’s overall eye health and take steps to safeguard it.

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Written by Anthony Iuliano

Dr. Iuliano graduated with an honours degree in Biological Science from the University of Calgary with plans to work in the healthcare industry. In 2008, he attended the University of Waterloo Optometry program and graduated with honours in 2012.
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