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About 20 percent of kids ages 3 to 5 have an eye issue that if left untreated could lead to reduced sight when they're older, according to a recent article in Parents magazine. Seven clues that may require a visit to an ophthalmologist:
- Your child squints when looking at faraway objects.
- Your child rubs his eyes a lot or squints when looking at things close up.
- Not staying focused for long periods of time on drawing, reading, or playing on the computer.
- Your child turns her head to the left or right when watching television.
- He confuses the letters G and O and V and Y.
- Your child has eyes that are unevenly aligned.
- One eye turning in or out.
These signs could point to nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, strabismus or amblyopia. Ask your pediatrician for advice or referral to a specialist.
Do you suspect your toddlers may have vision problems? How was your child's vision condition diagnosed?