- Routine or Medical Appointment
- Exams for glasses, contacts, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, pink eye, and other eye conditions.
Signs and Symptoms Checklist
1 out of 4 children struggle with reading and learning because of undiagnosed vision problems. In addition, according to the American Optometric Association, over 60% of problem learners have undiagnosed vision problems contributing to their difficulties with learning.
It is important for parents and educators to know the signs and symptoms of vision problems that interfere with academic performance.
You observe the following behavior in your child:
¨ one eye drifts or aims in a different direction than the other (look carefully -- this can be subtle). This is significant even if it only occurs when the child is tired or stressed.
¨ turns or tilts head to see
¨ short attention span
¨ head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably higher
¨ squinting or closing of one eye
¨ excessive blinking or squinting
¨ poor visual/motor skills (often called, "hand-eye coordination")
¨ problems moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things
While reading or doing close work your child:
¨ holds the book or object unusually close
¨ closes one eye or covers eye with hand
¨ twists or tilts head toward book or object so as to favor one eye
¨ frequently loses place and fatigues easily
¨ uses finger to read
¨ rubs eyes during or after short periods of reading
Your child frequently complains of:
¨ only being able to read for short periods of time
¨ headaches or eyestrain
¨ nausea or dizziness
¨ motion sickness
¨ double vision
If you checked off several items on this checklist, please call our office today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to tell our staff that you filled out this checklist.