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Date:8/31/2009

  • Has a tendency to rub their eyes
  • Complains of frequent headaches
  • Turns or tilts their head when looking at something
  • Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing
  • Uses a finger to keep their place when reading
  • Confuses or omits simple words when reading
  • Seems to consistently perform below potential
  • Struggles to finish their homework
  • Squints while reading or watching television
  • Experiences behavioral problems
  • Holds reading material too close to their face
  • More information

    The Nemours Foundation has more on children's eye exams.



    --Dennis Thompson



    SOURCE: American Optometric Association, news release, Aug. 24, 2009


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