EYECARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
A young persons vision is very precious. Eyesite Eyecare Centres are dedicated to the care and preservation of young eyes. Our children’s eye examination is more in-depth than a standard sight test. As such, we recommend regular check-ups to be able to identify any potential difficulties early on.
Maintaining good vision is essential in childhood development. Research has shown that up to 1 million children in the UK have an undetected vision problem (Eyecare Trust Statistics based on DCSF 2013 School Census 0-12 year olds). As the majority of a child’s learning occurs visually, children with undiagnosed eye conditions are more likely to experience difficulty with learning at school (Eye-Inspire, 2016).
It is essential for parents to ensure that their children get regular eye examinations and look out for typical symptoms of visual problems such as:
- Squinting or twisting up the eyes to see
- Needing to look closely at books or TV
- Difficulty and frustration reading, writing or drawing
- Skips words or lines when reading
- Poor performance at school
- Complaints of headaches
If your child has any of the above symptoms, book an appointment to see our optometrists as soon as possible. The sooner any problems are identified the quicker they can be resolved so your child can get back to enjoying their vision. If your child is too young to talk or read the letter chart, don’t worry! We use a range of modern equipment and techniques to detect visual problems at any age.