Put ‘Eye Test’ on your Term 2 checklist
Poor vision can interfere with your child’s learning and social development, yet often goes unnoticed.
That’s why it’s important for children to have an eye examination prior to starting school and again every two years throughout their life, to monitor their vision and eye health. Making this a part of your child’s regular health care routine will give you peace of mind and confidence that they won’t miss a thing.
Be aware of signs & symptoms
Keeping an eye out for possible symptoms of a vision problem will ensure that any problems can be detected early to avoid any long-term damage.
- One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead
- Frequent blinking
- Red or watery eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Frequently rubbing eyes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Covering or closing one eye
- Difficulty learning to read
- Holding a book very close when reading
- Leaving out confusing words when reading
- Squinting or sitting very close when watching television
- Difficulty recognising familiar people in the distance
- Complaints of headaches, blurred or double vision