Problems & Conditions

Problems & Conditions

Many children's eye conditions, as well as vision impairments, have warning signs and solutions. Protecting their eye health begins with a comprehensive eye exam, by recognizing the warning signs associated with eye conditions, and by acting on them with a visit to an eye care provider.

Children suffering from vision problems or eye conditions are not too difficult to spot, if you know what to look for. Below are some telltale behaviors and signs to be on the lookout for as they could indicate children experiencing vision problems:

Children’s Vision Problem Warning Signs

  • Squinting, closing or covering one eye
  • Constantly holding materials close to the face
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Rubbing eyes repeatedly
  • One or both eyes turn in or out
  • Redness or tearing in eyes
  • Premature birth
  • Developmental delays
  • Family history of lazy eye or “thick glasses”
  • A disease that affects the whole body (such as diabetes, sickle cell or HIV)