It is very important to have your child’s eyes examined from an early age, because any problems can be picked up and rectified before they get worse.
There are many aspects of vision that affect a child’s ability to respond to a teachers instruction. It is well known that shortsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism can result in blurred vision or eyestrain, relating to poor performance in the classroom.
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A child who has eyesight problems may have difficulty from day one. These difficulties might manifest themselves as problems with reading, writing, mathematics, spelling, thinking, sports, playground activities and even social relationships with their siblings and peers.
By carrying out an examination we can assess for colour vision and assist with visual problems including dyslexia. It is also important that the child have UV protection from an early age.