My name is Sherry Borden, and this is my blog about eye care. I was concerned because my son was getting poor grades in school, and at first I thought that he wasn't paying attention in the classroom. Then I started noticing signs at home that led me to believe he was having trouble with his vision. When he read, he would hold the book close to his face. I also observed that he would squint his eyes when he was reading small print. I made an appointment with the optometrist and my assumption was right. After the eye doctor prescribed eyeglasses for my son, his grades improved. I wrote this blog to help other parents identify the signs of poor vision. If you think that your child is having difficulties seeing, make an appointment with an optometrist. I hope that my blog is helpful for you and your child.
You don't have to experience eye problems to seek an eye exam. For example, eye problems sometimes manifest themselves in other parts of the body. Here are some signs that mean you should get an eye exam even if your eyes feel okay.
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