3 Early Signs Your Child Might Need Glasses

As parents, it’s natural to be vigilant about your child’s health, but vision problems can often go unnoticed until they become more pronounced. Children might not always communicate or even recognize vision issues themselves. That’s why we’re sharing three early warning signs that your child might need glasses to help you out.

Squinting Regularly

One of the most noticeable signs that a child might be experiencing vision problems is squinting. Squinting temporarily modifies the eye’s focal length. If your child frequently squints while watching TV, reading, or looking at objects in the distance, it might be their way of coping with blurred vision. 

Sitting Too Close to the TV or Holding Books Too Close

Children who have difficulty seeing clearly often intuitively adjust their behavior to improve their vision, even if they don’t realize they’re doing it. Sitting very close to the television or holding books and other objects closer to their eyes than usual can be a sign of that it’s time to get their eyes checked.

Frequent Headaches or Eye Rubbing

Lastly, if your child often complains of headaches or rubs their eyes frequently, it could be a sign of eyestrain from uncorrected vision problems. Struggling to focus their vision might be the reason behind their eye fatigue.