Vision Warning Signs for Kids


  • Eyes appear crossed
  • Eyes aren’t straight
  • One eye seems to drift, especially when your child is tired
  • They complain of headaches, especially after reading
  • They squint often
  • They rub their eyes often
  • They don’t enjoy 3-D movies, or they don’t want to wear  3-D glasses
  • They have poor hand-eye coordination while playing sports, or have trouble with tripping while running or walking
  • They sit too close to the TV

Children with a family history of vision problems, those born prematurely, and those with ongoing health issues should receive extra preventative care with regular vision screenings

Your child should receive routine vision screening at their pediatric well-visits.  If any vision deficit is detected during those visits, your child will likely be referred to an ophthalmologist.

Medical information within this site is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of any health condition. Please consult a licensed health care professional for the treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition.