Good vision is important for your child’s educational, physical and social development. With 1 in 10 Australian children suffering from a long-term eye disorder, it is important that you are aware of the signs of a vision problem to give your child the best chance of reaching their full learning potential.
Optometrists Association Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school.Signs that your child could have a vision problem:
One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead.
Red or watery eyes
Covering or closing one eye
Holding a book very close to read
Squinting or sitting very close when watching television
Complaints of headaches
Complaints of blurred or double vision
Our optometrist, Taryn is very experienced in seeing Children. We can also assist with eye exercises, referrals to specialists, or more information on Irlen lenses.