Signs Your Child Needs Glasses  

Children’s vision development should come normally. In ideal situations, your child’s eyes will grow properly and without any need for glasses. But in reality that may not always be the case. As your child develops, their eyes might inherit certain genetic disorders, which will start to give them blurry vision even in their early years. Here are common signs your child might need glasses in the future.


If your child is squinting, this is a sign that they may need glasses. You might even ask them why they are squinting and they may not realize it or they may say they’re just tired. Take note of this and see if they squint under certain circumstances, such as when they’re outside and looking at objects in the distance or close up.

Frequent Closing of the Eyes

People of all ages with vision problems often will try and “reset” their eyes by frequently closing them to try and get a better focus. See if your child does this. Your child may even rub their eyes with their fist or hands or they might put one hand over their eyes to get a better view of something they are trying to focus on. If they do this often it’s a good sign that they’re reaching a stage where they need glasses.

Frequent Headaches

When your child can’t see properly, it causes eye strain. In turn, this constant straining leads to chronic headaches. If your child is always complaining that their head hurts, you might want to bring them to the eye doctor in Modesto for a vision checkup before doing anything else.

Your child may not be able to properly vocalize that they can’t see well. They may even think that their blurred vision is normal. It’s up to you as a parent to look for signs that your child may need glasses. To schedule your child’s eye exam, please contact us today.


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