Your child doesn’t know if their vision is abnormal; only regular eye examinations can confirm if they are having difficulty
Detecting a problem with your child’s vision can be tricky. After all, how would a young person know that what they see isn’t the same as what you see?
In your child’s early years, vision is a crucial part of their understanding of the world. And as they grow, their sight becomes even more important as they start to learn at school.
But if your child can’t see the board properly, or is having difficulty reading, school could become a very difficult place. Studies have shown that undetected visual problems can contribute to poor performance at school and ultimately a disinterest in learning.
Bringing your child in for regular eye examinations can give you the peace of mind that you are looking after both their vision and their education.
Most children have a vision check while at nursery, but you should bring your child in to get their eyes tested properly before they go into full-time education. We would recommend this is done when they are four years old, and earlier if you suspect there is a problem: the earlier problems are detected, the more effective the treatment is likely to be.
The most common problems that can arise at this age are a squint, short-sightedness, amblyopia (lazy eye), long-sightedness or astigmatism.
If you feel anxious about bringing your child in to see us, we would like to reassure you that our team are extremely experienced in putting children at ease. We aim to make your child’s eye examination a fun, simple and magical experience.
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