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They have difficulty reading or need to hold objects very close to their eyes

They have difficulty reading or need to hold objects very close to their eyes

In the case of reading difficulties, it is important to make sure that the child has clear vision with as little effort as possible, and therefore does not need glasses. A child who holds objects or texts very close to their eyes may be near-sighted, especially if they also complain of blurred vision at a distance.

A far-sighted child will often see well at a distance, but will have to make a significant effort of to focus close-up. This effort may not be sufficient to allow clear vision and may cause headaches, particularly marked at the end of the day. We recommend that you make an appointment for your child with an ophthalmologist to verify if he/she has refractive disorder.