Blurry Vision in Children

Squinting may be one of the first signs that your child is struggling with blurry vision. Blurry vision can be the result of any number of causes. For this reason, regular eye exams are essential to caring for your child’s ocular health.

Some children have trouble seeing objects that are far away while others can’t focus on items that are close. Structural abnormalities of the eye itself, such as the curvature of the cornea or a misalignment of the eyes, may hinder your child’s vision. Other less common causes of blurry vision among children include glaucoma, cataracts and retinoblastoma.

Be on the lookout for symptoms that may include squinting, headaches, closing one eye, frequently rubbing the eyes, redness, tearing, or discharge in the eyes.