Children's Eye Examinations

Children learn more about the world from their vision than through all their other senses combined. In fact, 80% of a child’s learning is a result of what they see, making good vision imperative to a child’s educational, physical and social development.

Common symptoms that may indicate a visual problem include:

  • Eye turn
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive blinking or eye-rubbing
  • Losing one’s place when reading
  • Making errors when copying off the board
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Avoiding reading
  • Reduced attention/difficulty concentrating
  • Adopting poor posture for close work such as holding a book very close
  • Headaches

Did you know that one in five children suffer from an undetected vision problem? So even if your child has no signs or symptoms, we recommend that every child has a comprehensive vision assessment at least every two years, commencing at preschool age, or sooner if there are any particular concerns.