Most of the time, vision problems aren’t obvious, and the best way to catch issues early is through vision screenings. Sometimes, though, there are symptoms of eye problems such as infection, cataracts, or other issues. Warning signs may include:
- Eye rubbing
- Sensitivity to light
- Droopy eyelids
- White, yellow, or gray-white material in the pupil
If your child has any of these symptoms, or their eyes change in any way, or you’re worried about their vision, don’t wait until they’re 3 years old to get that first vision tested. If you have a concern, it’s always better to be on the safe side.