All children have healthy eyes, right?

You might be surprised to read that 1 in 5 children have an undetected vision problem. Many children may not realise they have a difficulty seeing, and for some eye conditions the only way to detect a vision problem is with a full eye examination.

Signs your child may need an eye examination include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sore or tired eyes
  • Squinting
  • Eye rubbing
  • Headaches
  • Sitting too close to the television or whiteboard
  • Holding books close
  • Losing place whilst reading
  • Difficulties naming colours

Our optometrists can perform eye examinations for patients of any age, even children who are not yet able to read. Generally, it’s recommended that children have a full eye examination before starting school and then regular examinations every 2 to 3 years, even if you have been previously told your child has healthy eyes. If it is time your child had an eye test, book an appointment today.

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