It is estimated that 5% -10% of pre-school children and 25% of school going children have vision problems. The majority of young children will have a refractive correction i.e. a prescription. However, this does not mean they necessarily need glasses. The power of the eye changes quite rapidly in childhood and a level of hyperopia (long sightedness) is quite normal in young children. Often this "normalises" naturally as the child approaches school going age.
At EyeZone we believe in lifelong eye care, beginning at the cradle and throughout you life your eyes will guide you so give them the best start at your local EyeZone optician. Good eye sight starts at childhood, your child’s eyesight is their most precious sense because 80% of what a child learns is visual. Any problem with a child’s eyesight which goes undiagnosed can affect his or her ability to ability to reach their highest potential. High quality childrens eye examinations along with expert advice and ongoing eye care is essential to help keep your child’s vision healthy. Your local EyeZone optician has the time and the expertise to give your child the best start in life and ensure they get the best eye care as they grow.
Signs that your child may have a problem with their eyesight
The following signs can give an indication that your child may need to have their eyes examined.
If you see any of the following signs, you should book an appointment with your local EyeZone Optician immediatly.
- Problems seeing the TV, blackboard/whiteboard or seeing in the distance
- An eye which seems to turn in or out, particularly when the child is tired
- Holding things too close to the face
- Complaining of frequent headaches
- Excessive eye rubbing or blinking
- Reduced attention span
- Avoidance of close work
- Covering one eye or head tilting when carrying out activities
- Complaining of double vision
- Problems reading
- Problems retaining information
There may not be a problem but the sooner your EyeZone optician detects it, the sooner we can manage it.