Does your child have an eye problem?

This child has a visual problem, but how would you know?

Most children don’t complain of poor vision because they assume what they see is normal.

Would you know if you had a vision problem?

Not only an over 40’s problem and could happen
at any age!

If you are finding reading more difficult then this will affect work and school performance.

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Eye Vision Problems in children….. How common are they?

A lot more common than you realise!

Up to 30% of children will have visual problems requiring correction, yet only 10% of children are using corrective eyewear.  This means that 1 in 5 children are not having their eyes corrected that should be.

How often do children report problems?

Very rarely.  Children assume they see the same as everyone else.  If objects look blurry or if they get headaches then they assume that this is normal and don’t think to complain.  A hidden vision problem can cause poorer school performance and further problems later in life.  The only way to be sure that your child does not have a vision problem is to have their eyes examined by a Behavioural Optometrist.

What ages should I have my child’s eyes checked?

At Eyes by Design, our Behavioural Optometrist, Nicholas Altuneg is trained to check your baby’s eyes, even though babies can’t read the letter chart! Routine checks are recommended at: 3-6 months old; 3 years old; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3, and every 2 years thereafter, or whenever you suspect any problems.

homework-298x300What is the relationship between Vision and Learning?

Over 80% of information processed in the brain is visual.  Most learning tasks such as reading, writing, spelling and computer work require long periods of visual attention at close distances.

Good vision is the key to enable a more “effortless” learning.

Some hidden vision problems can contribute to a learning delay.  Therefore, all children who are suspected of having a learning delay should have a comprehensive eye examination to detect or rule out visual or visual information processing problems by a Behavioural Optometrist.

What signs might I observe?

Children very rarely report visual problems unless they are severe.  Therefore, your observations as a parent or a teacher may be the first indicator that a child requires an eye examination.

Please take the time to fill out the free symptom survey to assess your child’s visual status.