EYE HEALTHCARE – LONG SIGHTEDNESS IN CHILDREN
The classic signs that your child maybe longsighted include frontal and temporal headaches (around the eyes) and sometimes periodic blurring, particularly with concentration e.g. homework, computer, play station etc. The child’s concentration levels may not seem as long as normal, complaining that their eyes are ‘tired and sore’.
Children with moderate levels of hyperopia often go undetected as they have excellent distance and near vision.
The children with the high degrees of longsightedness however run the risk of one of the eyes turning inwards (convergent squint) and subsequently developing a lazy eye (Amblyopia). These children need to wear spectacles all the time and have regular checks/ updates by their Optician.