Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems

Signs that Your Kids May Have Vision Issues With Prudhomme Vision

Kids can be prone to all kinds of vision problems. Infectious diseases such as pink eye are common among children who are not old enough to have learned basic hygiene, and undetected refractive errors cause many children to squint or rub their eyes. Prudhomme Vision in Manchester recommends that you make an appointment with us at any time if you aren’t sure whether your child needs care.


There are a number of symptoms of vision problems in children. Older children and teens who can articulate what the problem is may complain of tired eyes, eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision. However, younger children often don’t know how to describe what the problem is, or even that there is a problem. After all, they have only ever seen one way, how are they to know it isn’t the normal way?

Symptoms that parents may see include excessive eye rubbing, redness, swelling and irritation, squinting, and difficulty completing visually demanding tasks. School-age children may have trouble following the words on a page despite being able to read a single word easily. Physically, you may notice that the eyes do not track together or are misaligned.

Common Causes

Below are some common causes of vision problems for children:

  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Viral and bacterial infections such as conjunctivitis, commonly known as ‘pink eye’
  • Strabismus (‘crossed eyes’)
  • Amblyopia (‘lazy eye’)
  • Difficulty following movement (tracking)
  • Allergies

Visit us for Treatment at Prudhomme Vision in Manchester

Whatever your child’s symptoms might be, if you are in any way concerned about their eyes you should bring them in to see us. We can help you figure out what is going on and provide appropriate treatment options. We can fit your child with glasses, provide you with information about the causes of and treatment for conditions such as amblyopia and strabismus, and determine whether a case of the pink eye needs antibiotic treatment or not. We are your eye health resource here in Manchester. To make an appointment with us here at Prudhomme Vision, call (860) 644-3364.

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