19002 Park Row, Ste 203

Houston, TX 77084

Call Us: 832-684-9833

Signs and Symptoms of a Vision Problem

Unfortunately, many people do not recognize that they have a vision problem. Unless there is something sudden that happens, such as blurred or doubled vision, children rarely report vision difficulties and most adults think that what they are experiencing is a medical problem, and as such they visit their primary care physicians and neurologists hoping to find an answer.

For children, there are physical clues that point to possible vision problems, but surprisingly, many of the symptoms that would indicate a vision problems seem entirely unrelated to vision. In fact, the only way children tell you they have a vision problem is with their behavior.

Please keep in mind that even one of the symptoms mentioned below can be a sign that your child may have a vision problem at the root of their difficulties. By scheduling a functional vision evaluation, we will be able to determine the full depth of the vision problem.

Performance Signs

  • Avoidance of near work

  • Frequent loss of place when reading

  • Omitting, inserting, or rereading words in a paragraph

  • Confusing similar looking words

  • Poor reading comprehension

  • Difficulty copying from the chalkboard

  • Poor handwriting, misaligns numbers

  • Letter or word reversals after first grade

  • Difficulty following directions

Physical Signs

  • Red, sore, tearing, or itching eyes

  • Jerky eye movements, one eye turning in or out

  • Squinting, eye rubbing, or excessive blinking

  • Covers one eye often

  • Headaches, dizziness, or nausea after reading

  • Exaggerated head movement when reading

  • Very close reading distance

  • Inconsistent or poor at sports

Behavioral Signs

  • Smart, but struggling in school
  • Low self-esteem, poor self image
  • Temper flare-ups, aggressiveness, emotional outbursts
  • Frequent crying, over emotional
  • Short attention span, easily
  • Distracted, can’t concentrate
  • Fatigue after school / work
  • Frustration, stress
  • Irritability
  • Withdrawn, lacks confidence, won’t try

Labels Often Used

  • Lazy
  • Dyslexic
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Slow Learner
  • Behavioral Problem
  • Working Below Potential
  • Learning Disability
  • Immature

If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or your child:

Contact Details

Texas Vision Therapy

19002 Park Row Suite 203

Houston, TX 77084

Phone: 832-684-9833

Fax: 346-352-9156

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday to Sunday: