What is vision loss?
Vision loss can vary greatly among children and can be caused by many things.
What causes loss of vision?
When should my child be checked?
- newborn to 3 months.
- 6 months to 1 year .
- About 3 years .
- About 5 years .
Having your child’s vision checked is especially important if someone in your family has had vision problems.
What are some of the signs of vision loss?
- Close or cover one eye.
- Squint the eyes or frown .
- Complain that things are blurry or hard to see n.
- Have trouble reading or doing other close-up work, or hold objects close to eyes in order to see n.
- Blink more than usual or seem cranky when doing close-up work (such as looking at books).
One eye of a child with vision loss could look out or cross. One or both eyes could be watery, and one or both of the child’s eyelids could also look red-rimmed, crusted, or swollen.