By taking their eyes off the screen, some parents may want to see their children less frequently.
But while this can be helpful for those who have trouble seeing, it can also cause problems for others.
We spoke to a family doctor who works at the ophthalmology school at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Dr. David E. Luebke says it’s important to be aware of what to look for in children with tics.
He says some children have very specific symptoms.
Some tics, like those that affect the nose, are more severe.
Others are more subtle and can be missed by parents or teachers, so parents should take a closer look at the symptoms.
The first thing to do is check to make sure that the child has a tic.
If you notice any problems, contact the school and see if there’s anything you can do about it.
If it’s a real problem, you can get a referral to the child’s doctor.
If the problem isn’t a real one, Luebskke suggests that parents talk to the doctor’s office.
The doctor may be able to help determine if the child needs to see a specialist or get treatment.
He says you may also want to look into a referral for a tinnitus specialist, which can help you determine if a ticking sensation is causing your child’s tics and if they should be taken to the hospital.
If you’re concerned about your child seeing more often, Luesbke recommends getting a tester to measure the amount of time it takes your child to see you.
You can find a tingler.
A tester measures how long your child takes to respond to your touch.
If your child has an eye twitch or eye strain, the tester will measure your childs eye movement.
This can be done at home with a tape measure, or at a doctor’s appointment.
If your child shows signs of tics or eye pressure, contact a doctor.
A tester can also help determine the cause of the problem.
A doctor may recommend testing your child with an ophthalmoscope.
It can also give you a better idea of whether the tic or eye problem is real.
If a tingly sensation is not visible with the tinglers, contact your child immediately to get an MRI scan of the affected eye.
If the MRI scan reveals an injury, the doctor may refer you to a specialist to see if surgery is necessary.