Eye Matters
January 16, 2009
Know your ABCs

Here are the ABCs of signs and symptoms that may signal trouble in vision during your child’s school years. You should look for these in your child.{{more}}

A. Appearance. Your child could have frequent styes and encrusted lids, watery eyes, red eyes, crossed eyes, or eyes pointed out up or down— those are things that you should look for.

B. Behavior . Look for head turning, excessive head movement, rocking back and forth, rigid body posture, avoidance of close work, and squinting or closing of one eye. Also, look for sitting too close to the TV, using a finger to read, constant rubbing of the eyes and blinking with much effort.

C. Complaints. Look for double vision, burning while reading, itchy eyes, nausea or dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, or eyes tiring quickly while reading.

If any of these symptoms or signs show up, you should contact your eye doctor for a complete eye examination. So folks, remember your ABCs and look out for the signs. Happy New Year.

Dr Kenneth Onu is a resident Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beachmont Eye Institute/Eyes R Us.
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