Dr.Newman Optometry

Dr. Newman , OD

Optometrist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Signs and Symptoms

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Signs and Symptoms of a Vision Problem

Regrettably, many people do not recognize they have a vision problem. In Particular young children may not even know the way they are seeing words is incorrect especially if it’s the way they’ve always seen them and so rarely report they are having visual difficulties. Physical clues can point to possible vision problems, but shockingly, many of the symptoms that would indicate a person is having vision problems seem entirely unrelated to vision even though, these symptoms manifest as a direct result of a vision problem.

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If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or your child, call our office to schedule an appointment.

• Avoiding near work
• Losing place when reading
• Omitting, inserting, or rereading words
• Confusing similar looking words
• Failing to recognize same word in following sentences
• Poor reading comprehension
• Difficulty changing focus from far to near and near to far
• Difficulty copying from the board
• Poor handwriting
• Writing uphill or downhill
• Misaligning digits/columns of numbers
• Reversing letters or words after first grade
• Difficulty following directions
• Performing better orally than by writing/reading
• Difficulty judging sizes and shapes
• Red, sore, tearing, or itching eyes
• Jerky eye movements; one eye turning in or out
• Blurring of near or far vision, particularly after reading or other close work
• Squinting, eye rubbing, or excessive blinking
• Blurred or intermittent double vision
• Headaches or nausea after reading
• Dizziness or motion sickness
• Head tilting or turning to use one eye
• Closing or covering an eye while reading
• Moving head back and forth while reading (instead of moving eyes)
• Very close reading distance
• Poor depth judgment

• Poor at sports• Clumsiness and knocking things ove
• Clumsiness and knocking things over
• Smart, but struggling in school
• Low self-esteem, poor self-image
• Temper flare-ups, aggressiveness, emotional outbursts
• Frequent crying, overly emotional
• Short attention span, is quickly bored, daydreams and doesn’t pay attention
• Easily distracted, unable to concentrate
• Fatigue after school/work
• Frustration, easily stressed
• Irritability 
• Withdrawn, lacks confidence, refuses to try
• Poor use of time
• Forgetting things
• Saying “I can’t before trying something
  • Lazy
  • Dyslexic
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Slow Learner
  • Behavioral Problem
  • Working Below Potential
  • Learning Disability
  • Immature

One of these symptoms may be a sign your child has a vision problem as the root of his or her difficulties. Many of the vision problems will not be detected during a school vision screening, school physical or routine pediatric health evaluation. Schedule a binocular visual efficiency exam in our office to determine the full depth of the vision problem. If necessary, an individualized program of lenses, visual hygiene and/or vision therapy will be developed to meet your specific needs and goals.

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8314 Wishire Blvd
Ste A, Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Mon 9:00 am6:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am6:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am6:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am6:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am5:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


(323) 653-4078