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Clues that your child can't see well


Won’t my child tell me if he or she can’t see?


Not always. Our visual perception of what is “clear” is based on previous experiences of “seeing clearly”. If your child has never known what “clear vision” looks like, he or she will not recognize the problem of not seeing well.


So when should we bring our child for an eye check?


When they complain of:


  • Blurry vision when looking at distance object
  • Headaches or tired eyes


Important signs that parents should look out for:


  • Frowning while watching TV or sitting too close to TV
  • Holding a book too close when reading
  • Squinting or tilting the head to see better
  • Often makes mistakes when copying from the board
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Avoiding activities which require near vision eg: reading or doing homework

Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-21/39/40
Singapore 329563

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