Careful attention to your child’s physical appearance, behavioral changes, and complaints can help to find and treat eye disorders early. Often parents, grandparents, or caregivers are the first to notice problems.
Below are symptoms of possible eye problems. But each child’s symptoms may vary. Symptoms may include:
Eyes turn in or out and don’t focus
Eyes are red
Eyes are swollen
Eyes are sensitive to light
Eyes seem to bulge
Eyes tear a lot
Drainage from the eyes
Your child rubs their eyes a lot
Your child has trouble reading
Your child tilts their head to see
Your child has trouble doing "close-up" tasks
"Jiggly" or dancing eyes
Eyes that are too large or too small
The symptoms of eye problems may look like other health conditions. Always talk with your child's healthcare provider for a diagnosis.