Eye Tracking Problems in Children

Eye tracking problems, also called ocular motor dysfunctions, are diagnosed when the eyes are unable to move smoothly, quickly and accurately across a line or from one point to another. This may also include the inability to fixate on one single target, such as a word on a page.

When a child’s eyes do not track properly, reading, writing and athletic activities become nearly impossible. You may not even realize that your child has an eye tracking problem until he or she enters school.

Commons signs in eye tracking problem in children to look for include:

  • skipping lines
  • losing his or her place or misreading short words
  • loosing his or her the beginnings or ends of words