No parent wants to see their child struggle with vision problems, but it's unfortunately a common issue among children of all ages. A few separate instances of blurry vision or headaches might not seem like enough to call your doctor, but if you start noticing any of these signs, you should get your kid's eyes checked as soon as possible.
In fact, according to a 2014 study by the American Optometry Association, up to 25 percent of school aged kids have vision problems and don't even realize it. Luckily, most of these symptoms are easily resolved with a pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Although contacts can be a big responsibility for a child (and the FDA doesn't usually recommend them for kids under 12,) and there is always the chance of the glasses being lost or broken, it's a chance that's worth taking when it comes to your child's eyesight.
Some children may be reluctant to get glasses out of fear of how their friends will view them (personally, I always wished I could have glasses, though I never needed them). But, in some cases, a child's health depends upon correcting their vision. No matter if your child exhibits one or all nine of these signs, a trip to the ophthalmologist should be in your near future.