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Tell-tale signs your child could be struggling to see clearly

It's often difficult to tell if your child is having problems with their eyes but some tell-tale signs that there could be something wrong include struggling to recognise colours and shapes; frequently bumping into things; not showing any interest in learning to read; not progressing or being disengaged at school; complaining about headaches and sitting very close to the TV.


You may also recognise some physical signs, including:


  • Rubbing eyes frequently
  • Squinting, head-tilting or closing one eye when trying to focus
  • One eye turning in or out
  • Blinking a lot
  • Excessive tearing
  • Red, sore or encrusted eye lid


If you spot any of these symptoms you should arrange for your child to have a sight test.