The sense of sight in young children develops completely around the age of 8 years. However, starting with 2 they can see very well, almost like adults. But they can not and do not know often to signal to parents the problems of vision they face. Therefore, it is good to follow the signals that indicate them and take action!
The vision develops differently with each child and depends on the activities they undertake, as well as their age. Some preschoolers from the age of 3 can easily ride a tricycle. This means that they master the complex eye-hand coordination needed to pedal, tune the bike and look at the same time and where it goes.
Other preschoolers, however, fail to do so with ease. Although it may not mean anything wrong with your little one, it is good to make sure it has no problem of sight that you did not know how to observe.
Alarming signs that indicate vision problems in preschoolers
If your child is 3-6 years old, monitor these signals and see if they appear in their case, because they indicate vision problems:
frequently stays too close to the TV when watching various programs;
keep a book too close to your eyes;
look at the crucis;
tilt / bend your head to see better;
he frequently rubs his eyes with his sleeves even when he is not sleepy;
they protect their eyes from light by frowning and shrinking, sometimes even closing their eyes tightly (even if it is not very strong);
eyes constantly wet and red;
blink in excess.
Also, avoiding activities that require close vision, such as coloring or reading, as well as those that require remote viewing such as playing with the ball can be associated with visual impairments.
Frequent complaints of the child that may be related to vision
In addition to the obvious signals above, children can still claim some states that may indicate vision problems:
he complains that his head hurts;
he is nauseous;
he complains that his vision is blurred (he says he has moments when he does not see well);
if he sees double.
Common eye disorders in preschoolers
Presbyopia / Presbyterism - is a common disorder that leads to strabismus; represents the reduction of the accommodating power of the eye;
Strabismus - caused by the incorrectness of the Presbyterism; wearing glasses or contact lenses can correct vision, without the need for surgery;
Astigmatism - distortion of the image due to the fact that the radius of curvature of the eyes is deformed; the child sees an extension of the height or the width;
Hypermotropy - is an eye that needs accommodation when looking away, which can lead to fatigue.
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