Learn how to detect possible visual problems in a child or adult with vision quizzes and checklists on this page.
Answer the questions, then click on "Show Me the Answers
" below to see how much you really know about your vision.
- If I have 20/20 vision, I can't have a vision problem. True or False?
- Vision is learned. True or False?
- All children are ready to read at the age of six. True or False?
- Eyesight is hereditary. You can't do anything about it. True or False?
- Visual problems can affect a person's self-esteem and hinder success. True or False?
- Surgery is the only way to correct strabismus (a turned eye). True or False?
- Amblyopia (lazy eye) cannot be corrected after the person reaches the age of seven. True or False?
If you check off several items, a comprehensive eye exam is recommended.Do you observe the following behavior(s) in yourself or your child?
While reading or doing close work, do you notice any of the following in yourself or your child?
- One eye turns, drifts or aims in a different direction than the other eye? Crossed eye? Wandering eye? (Look carefully -- this can be subtle. This is significant even if it only happens occasionally, such as when the person is tired, stressed or ill).
- Frequent squinting or closing of one eye?
- Excessive blinking or squinting?
- Poor visual/motor skills (including "hand-eye coordination")?
- Problems moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things?
- Difficulties catching and/or throwing airborne objects?
- Repeatedly confuses left and right directions?
- Appears to favor the use of one eye?
- Turns or tilts head in order to use one eye?
- Posture problems? Head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is obviously higher?
Do you or your child frequently complain of:
- Becomes quickly fatigued?
- Has posture problems?
- Rubs eyes frequently?
- Squints or blinks excessively?
- Frequently loses one's place when reading or copying from the board or paper?
- Frequently skips words and/or has to re-read?
- Repeatedly omits small words?
- Vision becomes blurry?
- Uses finger to read?
- Holds the book or object unusually close?
- Closes one eye or covers eye with hand?
- Twists or tilts head toward book or papers?
- Moves head back and forth (instead of moving eyes)?
- Struggles with handwriting?
- Only able to read for short periods of time?
- Burning or itching eyes?
- Headaches in forehead or temples?
- Nausea or dizziness?
- Motion sickness?
- Double vision?
If you checked off several items on the Checklist above, you should consider a comprehensive vision examination.
Contact Information Austin Eye Gym
930 S. Bell Blvd Suite 409 Cedar Park, TX 78613
East side of old 183: Creek Bend Office Condos share the entrance with Chapman Motors.
Telephone : 512-219-1700
Fax : 512-219-1735
If you would like more information about vision therapy, please call us at the above number or email us
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