Children's Eye Tests
It is important to make sure your child has the best start possible. They should have an eye test before commencing school and subsequently every two years after to ensure there are no vision problems that can affect their growth and development.
Undetected, these vision problems can interfere with their ability to learn and sometimes their physical, emotional and social development.
Signs that may indicate a vision problem:
Looking for possible signs 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
- Frequent rubbing of eyes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Noticeably tilting head
- Closing or covering one eye
- Difficulty learning to read
- Holding a book very close when reading
- Missing confusing words when reading
- Squinting or sitting very close when watching television
- Difficulty recognising familiar people in the distance
- Complaints of blurred or double vision or headaches
Capture eye diseases and other eyesight complications early by booking your child in for an eye test with our friendly and experienced Children's Optometrist at Sankey Fraser Eyecare. Finding issues early can prevent long term effects so that your child can see clearly and focus well for life.