We tend to worry more about eye problems and deteriorating vision as we age, but the truth is that children can have a variety of eye ailments that can threaten their eyesight as well.
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Even if your child has 20/20 vision and doesn’t seem to have trouble seeing the blackboard (or whiteboard) in school, you should still take them for regular visits to an optometrist to be on the safe side, because their vision is precious. Here are 12 things to know about kids’ eye health…
1. Child Eye Problems are Common
WebMD warns that 1 of out 4-children has vision difficulties, although parents may not be aware of them. You may notice your child squinting occasionally and pass it off as a temporary habit, rather than your child trying to focus on something in the distance, it adds.
This squinting can be a sign of a common condition called myopia, or nearsightedness. It can be easily remedied with corrective lenses, but in the meantime your child may be having trouble seeing important information in school or otherwise.