Good vision in a child is especially important since more than 80% of the information a child receives is through vision. The development of the child is affected by poor vision. It can cause poor coordination, learning problems and the child’s personality.
The common problems of Your Child’s Vision
The most common problems are those that effect the child’s visual world. They include
- Myopia – difficulty in seeing distance objects clearly.
- Hyperopia – difficulty in focusing near objects.
- Astigmatism – objects appear distorted and not in sharp focus.
Advice from our professional optometrist
We recommend a comprehensive optometric Eye Examination before a child enters school. During the school years, the child’s vision can charge rapidly. Our optometrist will advise you at intervals between each eye examination. These intervals, until the age of twenty, should not be more than one year apart.