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 Osteopathy: Eyesight 

What Are The Clues To Look For When A Visual Problem Is Suspected?

These symptoms may indicate that you or your child has a vision problem?

Physical Clues
· Red, sore or itchy eyes
· Jerky eye movements, one eye turning in or out
· Squinting, eye rubbing, or excessive blinking
· Blurred or double vision
· Headaches, dizziness, or nausea after reading
· Head tilting, closing or blocking one eye when reading

Performance Clues
· Avoidance of near work
· Frequent loss of place
· Omits, inserts, or rereads letters/words
· Confuses similar looking words
· Failure to recognize the same word in the next sentence
· Poor reading comprehension
· Letter or word reversals after first grade
· Difficulty copying from the chalkboard
· Poor handwriting, misaligns numbers
· Book held too close to the eyes
· Inconsistent or poor sports performance

Secondary Symptoms
· Smart in everything but school
· Low self-esteem, poor self-image
· Temper flare-ups, aggressiveness
· Frequent crying
· Short attention span
· Fatigue, frustration, stress
· Irritability
· Day dreaming

· Lazy
· Dyslexic
· Attention deficit disorder
· Slow learner
· Behavioral problem
· Juvenile delinquent
· Working below potential

For further information concerning the prevention, early detection, and correction of learning-related vision problems, contact:

Osteopathic Center for Children
4135 54th Place
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 583-7611 / Fax (619) 583-0286

San Diego Center for Vision Care
7898 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 464-7713/FAX (619) 464-7668

Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E.)
National Headquarters
9620 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 467-9620 / FAX (619) 467-9624
(800) PAVE-988

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (C.O.V.D.)
P.O. Box 285
Chula Vista, CA 91912-0285
(619) 425-6191 / FAX (619) 425-0733

Optometric Extension Program Foundation (O.E.P.)
1921 E. Carnegie Avenue, Suite 3L
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 250-8070 / FAX (714) 250-8157

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