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Signs to Look For

See the symptoms, find the problem

Children who are struggling with undetected vision problems often fail to progress well in school. You can use the following checklist to look for the common symptoms that children with vision problems exhibit.

  • One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead
  • Frequent blinking
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Covering or closing one eye
  • Holding a book very close to read
  • Squinting or sitting very close when watching television
  • Complaints of headaches
  • Complaints of blurred or double vision.

If your child displays any of these symptoms, we suggest that you visit or contact your local OPSM Optometrist as soon as you can.

50% of parents are unaware that disruptive behaviour can be a symptom of eye problems^

^A Lonergan study conducted in April 2014 of 1,006 Australian parents with children aged between 3-10 years.