THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE EXAMS.
Children should have an eye exam at 6 months and this must be repeated at age 3. Once they start school, eye exams must be done regularly. About 80% of what children learn in school is taught visually, which means if a child has undetected and uncorrected vision problem, it will affect the child’s development and performances in school. Some warning signs that your child may be experiences vision problems are:
- Tilting the head or squinting to see the class board better or when watching TV
- Frequent eye rubbing when he’s trying to concentrate on something.
- Holding a book too close to his eyes or often sitting close to the TV.
- Consistently using his fingers to guide his eyes when reading.
- Closing one eye to read or watch TV.
- Excessive tearing without any tear-causing stimuli.
- Eye discomfort when using a computer or any digital device i.e digital eye strain.
- Sensitivity to light, which sometimes accompanied by headache or nausea.
- Wandering eyes.