Warning Signs

Warning Signs of Vision Problems
The Eye Care Council and the SEE TO LEARN® Program encourage parents and educators to be alert for signs that may indicate vision performance problems. Although some vision conditions have no symptoms, the warning signs of some potential problems are listed below.

  • Frequent rubbing or blinking of the eyes
  • Short attention span or daydreaming
  • Poor reading
  • Avoiding close work
  • Frequent headaches
  • A drop in scholastic or sports performance
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head when reading
  • Squinting one or both eyes
  • Placing head close to book or desk when reading or writing
  • Difficulty remembering, identifying and reproducing basic geometric forms
  • Poor eye/hand coordination skills

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