Bumping Into Things or Falling More Than Normal
Children are naturally clumsy, especially when they first learn to walk, but don't write off clumsiness completely when it comes to vision issues. If your child frequently bumps into things or is tripping and falling more than normal, it's worth discussing with your pediatrician.
"In preverbal children, parents often wonder how we can tell they need glasses. The technology we have available today allows us to do refraction or retinoscopy tests that can measure what a child's prescription is," says Dr. Weakley. So even if your little one is just learning to walk, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor if you feel something isn't right.