Signs of a Vision Problem

Most people recognize that when someone squints or has trouble seeing far away that this is a sign of a vision problem.  But there are many other signs to be alert to.  Please look over the list below and see how many of these signs are happening.  

Signs of a Vision Problem

Frequency

  • Blur when looking up close

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Double vision

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Headaches working up close

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Falls asleep when reading

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Poor reading comprehension

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Skips/repeats words/lines when reading

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Loses place reading or copying

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Uses finger as a pointer

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Tilts head/closes one eye when reading

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Avoids near work/reading

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Print appears to move when reading

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Labeled “lazy”, “slow learner”, “AD(H)D” or “behavior problem”

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Misaligns digits or columns of numbers

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Dizziness/nausea with near work

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Excessive blinking/rubbing eyes

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Poor/inconsistent in sports

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Holds reading material too close

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Trouble keeping attention on reading

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Difficulty completing assignments on time

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Avoids sports or games

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Poor handwriting

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Difficulty copying from chalkboard

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Clumsy/knocks things over

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Car/motion sickness

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Sees worse at the end of the day

Never / Sometimes / Often

  • Homework takes forever

Never / Sometimes / Often

Appointment Recommended

If you find that you or your child have 3 or more symptoms above, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment for a Binocular Vision Evaluation.

 

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