Healthy eyes and clear vision are a critical part of your children’s development. That’s why regular eye exams are important. Sometimes, parents can easily tell if their child has a vision problem. However, some signs of vision problems are subtle.
Poor Attention Span
If your child seems to quickly lose interest in activities, projects and games that require using their eyes for an extended period of time, then it might be a of a vision problem. Reading, writing, sports and other school activities require strong vision. If your children have an undiagnosed vision problem, then they will have a tough time learning.
Turning Their Head to the Side
Your children may turn their head to the side when looking at something that’s right in front of them. This can be a sign of a refractive error. Your kids might do this because turning their head helps them see better. Success in school is closely linked to eye health.
Frequent headaches can be a sign that your child is experiencing eye strain. If your child squints a lot, is unable to see objects at a distance and finds it difficult to read, then you should consult your family’s eye doctor. Your child’s eyes might not refract light properly. Refractive errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
If you need high-quality eyeglasses, then you’ve come to the right place. Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry has over 40 years of experience in serving our local community. Our skilled and experienced eye doctors can help you safeguard you and your family’s eye health. We offer a very wide range of specialties, including pediatric eye care, sports vision, annual eye exams and more. We serve many areas in Virginia, including Reston, VA. Call us at (703) 660-9494 in Alexandria, (703) 413-1400 in Arlington, (703) 522-7676 in Clarendon, (703) 573-1200 in Falls Church or (703) 467-9080 in Reston.