Signs your Child may need Vision Screening

 In Eye Care

As your children grow it is often hard to tell if they are in need of a vision test. They might go many years before you realize something is actually wrong. The doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo can help you in determining if your child needs corrective lenses. It is recommended that your child has a yearly vision test to address any problems he or she may have. Listed below are some signs your child may need a vision test if you haven’t done so already.


Bringing Items Closer to Their Eyes

If you notice your child tends to stand close to the TV or puts books right in front of their face when reading they could have some vision problems. They are often just used to having blurred vision so they won’t tell you that their eyes just can’t see things as yours do. Having a vision test will address the problems they have been experiencing.


Often Closing One Eye

Have you noticed your child covers up or closes one of their eyes when they’re trying to focus? That could be a sign they have a lazy eye. It is always better to see your eye doctor at Utah Valley Eye in Provo sooner rather than later to address this problem. Their closing one eye could result in a squint if the problem isn’t addressed and correct.


Constantly Rubbing Their Eyes

When our eyesight is poor, we naturally blink to try to clear our vision. This can make our eyes watery so we wipe them more often. This will also result in their eyes being tired and making it even harder for them to focus.


Struggling in School

Has your child fallen behind on their lessons in school? Are they having difficulty reading at their grade level? This could be due to poor eye sight. If your child is unable to read clearly or see the white board in school they can have a hard time comprehending their school work.


If you notice the above signs in your child it is a good idea to schedule a consultation with the eye doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. Give us a call today for more information regarding our facility.

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