Did you know that some eye conditions only are reversible before your child turns 8? You should be bringing them for eye tests from a young age
If your child has never had an eye test, they won’t know whether they have a visual problem or not. For this reason, it’s extremely important to take your child for annual eye examinations from a young age.
The warning signs of an undiagnosed visual problem are varied, but include:
Sitting very close to the television
Reluctance to read
Squinting or tilting the head to see better
Frequent eye rubbing
Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
If your child grows up with an undiagnosed visual issue, this could significantly affect their learning. It is estimated that one in four children struggle at school because of a sight problem, which in turn can seriously affect their learning.
Additionally, many minor eye issues such as a squint or amblyopia (a lazy eye) can be treated with significant results, but only before the age of 8.
Thankfully, you can ensure that your child isn’t suffering from visual problems in silence by bringing them to see us at SED Optical Eyecare for regular eye tests.
We would recommend first bringing your child to see us for an eye test before they start school, so that their education isn’t compromised, and then bringing them back every year for a regular check-up.