These ABC's tell you that a child's eyes need examination by an eye doctor.
- eyes that cross, turn in or out or move independently of one another . . . all of the time, part of the time or when the child is tired
- red or crusted, drooping or swollen eyelids, frequent styes or watering
- pupils or eyes of different sizes
- closing an eye or covering it . . . squinting, frowning, blinking, rubbing or squeezing the eyes trying to see
- holding reading or writing materials in unusual positions . . . too close . . . too far. . . or tilted oddly
- turning the head to use one eye
- trouble keeping place reading
- tripping, stumbling or daydreaming excessively
- avoiding visual concentration
- eye pain, headaches or nausea
- blurriness or inability to see
- words that "move" or "jump"
- double vision