Signs Of Possible Eye Trouble in Children
If one or more of these signs appear, take your child to an eye doctor right away .
WHAT DO YOUR CHILD's EYES LOOK LIKE?
HOW DOES YOUR CHILD ACT?
WHAT DOES YOUR CHILD SAY?
Remember, your child may still have an eye problem even if he or she does not complain or has not shown any unusual signs.
LAZY EYE (AMBLYOPIA) Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is a loss of vision in wyes that is not corrected by glasses. Crossed eyes, eyes that don't line up or one eye that focuses better than the other can cause amblyopia.
ASTIGMATISM Astigmatism may result when the front of the cornea, the transparent window of the eye, has an irregular shape. Children with astigmatism usually see vertical lines more clearly than horizontal lines.
COLOR BLINDNESS Children with color blindness are not really blind to color. Instead, they have trouble identifying some colors.
FARSIGHTEDNESS (HYPEROPIA) In this condition the eyeball is too short for the normal focusing power of the eye. Therefore, images of near objects may be blurred.
NEARSIGHTEDNESS (MYOPIA) In myopia, the eyeball is too long for the normal focusing power of the eye. As a result, the images of distant objects appear blurred.
STRABISMUS Strabismus is a word for eyes that are not straight or do not line up with each other. If the problem is not treated, it can cause amblyopia.
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Prevent Blindness America
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