How Is Myopia Diagnosed?
Myopia can be easily diagnosed during a comprehensive children’s eye exam.
Children with uncorrected vision problems can suffer from developmental delays and lifelong disadvantages, making regular eye exams the best way to ensure their eyes won’t hold them back.
Because your child’s eyes are continually changing, they may not even realize they have a vision problem. They may simply believe they see the world as everyone else does, but you can help identify a vision problem by watching for some telltale signs. Does your child:
- Frequently rub their eyes?
- Blink more than normal?
- React strongly to light?
- Have frequent headaches?
- Squint when looking at things?
- Turn or tilt their head?
- Cover or close one eye?
- Have poor posture when reading or writing?
- Hold things too closely to read?
- Avoid close-up work or visually demanding tasks?
- Have trouble copying?
- Have trouble recognizing letters or numbers?
- Reverse letters or numbers when writing?
- Repeat or skip lines when reading?
- Have trouble with spelling?
- Take more time to complete schoolwork?
- Work hard but fail to keep up with their peers?