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How to know if my child isn’t seeing well?

Monitor my child's sight

The sight of a child develops from birth, where it has only 1/20 of the sight of an adult, up to about 5 years of age. Small faults often go unnoticed and quickly become problematic when school arrives. Between books, notebooks and blackboards, sight is the most requested sense that can be 80% for learning. Here are some ways to detect my child’s vision problems as soon as possible.

How do I know if my child has vision problems?

It’s good to know that about a third of potential visual defects come from genetics. Parents who wear glasses, pay attention to your child’s behavior. Children don’t realize they have a vision problem, so watch them.

Some signs to take into account throughout his childhood:

  • Your child blinks or squint a lot.
  • Your child has red or crying eyes.
  • Your child is fleeing from the light.
  • Your child is not looking directly at you, or he is turning his head to look you in the eye.

From 5-6 years old:
  • Your child has trouble learning to read.
  • Your child does not see the board well at school.
  • Your child complains of headache or abnormal tiredness.

Before the age of 6, it is possible to catch up with a good part of the child’s vision. When these disorders are not properly corrected, eyesight simply does not develop properly and the accumulated delay of these disorders results in an uncorrectable lack of acuity. This is why it is important to do a check-up regularly.

What should I do if my child has poor vision?

If you notice a vision disorder in your child, or if you simply want to take stock, it is essential to go first of all to an ophthalmologist, who will be able to tell if your child needs to wear glasses or not.

If he needs glasses, he will have to choose a frame adapted to the particular face shape of the children. In this sense, consult an optician specialized in children, who will be able to adapt and adjust the glasses so that your child discovers the world in a clear way.

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