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Know Signs! Know when Your Child Needs Glasses


Undiagnosed eyesight impairments can affect your child’s performance both inside and outside of the classroom. It can be difficult to learn that your child has vision problems. As a result, by the age of five, your child should have a vision test or a comprehensive exam. If you notice your child exhibiting any of the following behaviors, it could be an indication that he or she needs eyeglasses.

  • Squinting could indicate that your child has a refractive defect. Your child may be able to momentarily improve the focus and clarity of an object by squinting.
  • If your child uses their finger as a place marker or frequently loses their place while reading, they may have a visual impairment. Similarly, reading with a book close to one’s face can be a warning flag.
  • Excessive eye rubbing could indicate that your child is experiencing eye strain or fatigue. This could be a sign of a number of vision problems or disorders, including allergic conjunctivitis.
  • If your child complains of eye pain or headaches at the end of the day, they may be overexerting the eyes in an attempt to sharpen blurry vision.
  • Crossed or slipped outward eyes may signal a serious visual issue. If you suspect this is the case, schedule an appointment with your optometrist straight once.

If your child already wears glasses, they must have their eyes checked by an eye care professional once a year. If they don’t have them yet, you can drop by at our optical glasses store in Ridgewood, New York.

Schedule your appointment at Forest Optical now. We cater to a variety of visual ophthalmology services and a selection of designer frames and sunglasses.

What are you waiting for visit our eyeglasses store in New York now!

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