Things to watch out for and tell your child's doctors about (whether eye doctors or any other specialty - and you can also download the checklist and learn what you can do to help your child's vision and eye-health):
- Eyes that seemed “crossed," turn in, out, or move independently of one another.
- A tendency to cover one eye, squinting, blinking and/or rubbing eyes often.
- Placing the head close to a book when reading; losing place while reading.
- Frequent headaches, nausea, dizziness.
- Turning or tilting the head to one side.
- Blurred or “double” vision.
- Unusually short attention span and/or a tendency to avoid close work.
- Questionable school performance.
- Staying in one space while playing – not moving about.