Nearsighted symptoms include distant objects appearing blurry, headaches due to eye strain and the need to squint in order to see clearly. Often, nearsightedness is first detected at childhood and is very common during the early school years to later teens. A child with this problem could have nearsighted symptoms like squinting often; holding books very close as he or she reads the need to sit close to the TV, blackboard or movie screen, unawareness of distant objects, rubbing eyes frequently and excessive blinking.
If the degree of nearsightedness is pronounced enough that it hinders you from doing a task of if the vision quality detracts you from enjoying activities, you should see an eye doctor immediately. The doctor could determine the nearsightedness degree and advise you of your choices to correct your vision problems.
Moreover, if you are at a high risk of eye illnesses such as glaucoma, you should have an eye exam every two to four years up to the age forty and then every one to three years from the ages forty to fifty-four and every one to two years for people who are fifty-five years old or older. If you wear contacts or glasses, you have to get an eye check up on a yearly basis.