Back To School Eye Examination

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When it comes to keeping children healthy and ensuring proper childhood development, annual visits to paediatricians are important. But what most parents don’t realise is that regular eye exams are equally as important. Healthy vision is essential to a child’s ability to learn and achieve their academic potential, as well as to play sports and other activities.
When is the First Eye Exam Needed?

Surprised to know that a six-month old should have an eye exam? That’s right. Because early exams are not just about vision.

During infancy, a child’s vision is constantly changing. In the earliest months of their lives, babies can only focus on close-up objects, and they see only high contrast colors, such as black, white, and red. At six months of age, however, visual acuity sharpens. It is at this point that babies should have their vision examined by a paediatrician to ensure that their eyes are developing normally, perform as a team, and are working together. If not, one or both eyes may be affected and that could lead to a lifetime of poor vision. (more…)

Childrens Vision

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Childrens Vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development, and to help them reach their full learning potential.  80% of how we learn is done through our vision.  Many children continue to experience undetected vision related issues and this can have a profound effect on how children learn.

Symptoms of eye problems in children include (but are not limited to):

  • Blurred vision, headaches, or sore eyes;
  • Delayed progress in reading;
  • A turned eye, red or watery eyes, and frequent blinking;
  • Poor hand-eye coordination in sports;
  • Losing their place or omitting words and skipping lines when reading.