Common Eye Problem in Children When to Suspect that My Child has an Eye Problem Steps of Eye Examination of Child Optimum Screen Time in Children Allergic Conjunctivitis Amblyopia (Lazy Eye Treatment) Every Child should have an Eye Exam by age 3 years. HAS YOUR CHILD? IF YOUR CHILD DOES ONE OF THESE AT ANY AGE…. Holds object very close to their eyes? Excessively rub their eyes, blink or squint after close visual work? Complain of headaches after reading? Becomes tired after reading? Have difficulty comprehending what they have read? Complain of headaches or eyestrain? Have red or watery eyes (which could also be a sign of allergies). Performs below expected levels in school? Have a short attention span or difficulty staying on task? Have an eye that turns in or out? Complaints of blurred vision with schoolwork or reading? Have difficulty copying from a textbook or chalkboard? Avoids reading? Or goes very near to the TV while watching programmes. PLEASE SCHEDULE AN EYE CHECK UP FOR YOUR CHILD EXAMINATION SCHEDULE Children having glasses should undergo an eye checkup every 6 months till their glass number stabilizes and then once every month. Or for other eye treatments when advised by our Eye care specialist.