“There are many signs and symptoms of visual deficits. Adults are better at noticing and verbalizing complaints such as headaches, double vision, and visual discomfort and fatigue. Children may more often exhibit signs such as poor recall for reading, body tension and squirming/wiggling while doing near work, covering one eye, and turning his or her head to one side while attempting to read. Poor or erratic school engagement, and even sub-par sports performance, may indicate a vision problem.”
— Dr. Jeremy Shumaker, OD
Pediatric and Developmental Optometrist
Clinical Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Optometry
To understand if you or your child might have a visual deficit, please visit Rising Star Optometry to take a Visual Skills Symptoms Survey.