L👀k! January is National Eye Care Month!

National Eye Care Month is celebrated every year in January for one reason: caring for our eyes.

Regular check-ups are the best way to look after your precious peepers. In the meantime, here are some potential signs that may indicate a child has a vision problem:

  • Complaints of discomfort and fatigue
  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Short attention span
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Frequent headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • An eye turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Losing place when reading
  • Difficulty remembering what was read

And a reminder for parents and students alike: always be sure to give your eyes frequent breaks from electronic devices!

For popular eye health topics and other info, visit nei.nih.gov