The symptoms you should watch out for if you think your child is short-sighted include:
  • needing to hold books very closely while reading
  • Squinting when he’s trying to look at something far away
  • Moving closer to an object to see it clearly
  • Avoiding long distance activities such as football.
  • Sitting closer than normal to the television. 
  • Complaining of being unable to see the blackboard at school
  • Headaches or eyestrain
If you think your child is having a problem seeing things at a distance, then you should make an appointment with your optician or optometrist. 
Learn more about causes of myopia



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