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Are your child’s eyes ready for the classroom?
Healthy vision is important for your child’s educational, physical and social development and to help them reach their full learning potential.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children has an undetected vision problem?
With 80 per cent of all learning experienced through vision, it is no surprise that children with undetected vision problems often fail to progress well in school.
Children’s vision can change dramatically from one year to the next, so a thorough eye examination before school starts is recommended to ensure your child has healthy vision.
Many children continue to experience undetected and unnecessary vision problems and often they assume that how they see is normal. We need to be able to recognise the signs of a vision problem, and to ensure children are examined regularly to detect any problems early.

Symptoms to watch out for:
• complaints of blurred vision, headaches, or sore eyes
• delayed progress in reading ability
• a turned eye, red or watery eyes, and frequent blinking
• poor hand-eye co-ordination
• losing their place or omitting words and skipping lines when reading

Once recognised, these problems are usually easy to correct, which is why early detection and treatment of eye and vision problems are important.
Give your kids the right start. Get their eyes ready for the classroom.
Schedule an appointment today to make sure your child is ready for another big year of learning, development and fun!