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Eye Conditions that Affect Children

Signs and Symptoms of Possible Eye Conditions in your child*

  • Eyes are misaligned or child reports double vision
  • Frequently squinting one eye closed
  • Eyelids are red, crusty or swollen
  • Frequently rubbing eyes
  • Tilting the head or turning to one side
  • Has trouble reading or doing close-up work
  • Things are blurry or hard to see
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Difficulties in school that teachers or clinicians feel could be vision related
  • Abnormal reflex of the eyes in photos
  • Unclear appearance to the eyes or change in size of the eyes

*If you are concerned your child is exhibiting any of these, please contact their primary care doctor who can determine if you should see an eye doctor.