Vision for success: 5 red flags your child has eye issues

Kent County

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — When it comes to school, children’s eyes play a vital role in learning.

According to Rx Optical, up to 80 percent of learning children do is through their eyes, and one out of 10 preschoolers have vision problems that could hinder their success in the classroom. Some children struggling to see may also be misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder.

Dr. Sherah Eavey says there are several red flags that your child may have vision problems:

  • Squinting
  • Rubbing eyes
  • Blinking often
  • Complaining of headaches while reading
  • Covering an eye
  • One eye wanders

While glasses are a common way to treat vision problems, Eavey says vision therapy may also be an option.

“Not only are we checking to see what our kids can see or what they’re not seeing, but sometimes it’s about how their eyes work together as a team. So if their eyes are uncoordinated or there imbalanced, sometimes vision therapy is helpful,” she explained.

Through Sept. 15, Rx Optical will be offering $19 eye exams for children ages 4 to 18.

“We just want our kids to have every advantage in school,” said Eavey.



Rx Optical

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