If any of these or other vision skills is lacking or not functioning properly, your child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. As a parent, be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision or visual processing problem. Be sure to tell our doctors if your child frequently:
Since vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing them, your school-aged child should visit the optometrist at least every year. If needed, the doctor can prescribe treatment including eyeglasses, contact lenses or vision therapy.