Signs of Possible Eye Problems in Children

  • What do your child’s eyes look like?
  • Eyes don’t line up, one eye appears crossed or looks out!
  • Eyelids are red-rimmed, crusted or swollen
  • Eyes are watery or red (inflamed)

How does your child act?

  • Rubs eyes a lot
  • Closes or covers one eye
  • Tilts head or thrusts head forward
  • Has trouble reading or doing other close-up work, or holds objects close to eyes to see
  • Blinks more than usual or seems cranky when doing close-up work
  • Things are blurry or hard to see
  • Squints eyes or frowns

What does your child say?

  • “My eyes are itchy,” “my eyes are burning” or “my eyes feel scratchy.””I can’t see very well.”
  • After doing close-up work, your child says “I feel dizzy,” “I have a headache” or “I feel sick/nauseous.”
  • “Everything looks blurry,” or “I see double.”
  • Remember, your child may still have an eye problem even if he or she does not complain or has not shown any unusual signs.

Bring you child in for en eye examination – eye examinations can also reveal a lot more about a child’s health that simply clarity of vision.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

McKenna & Scott Pinelands

Tel: 021 531 1953

pinelands@mckennascott.com