Approximately one in five Australian children suffers from an undetected vision problem, or requires ongoing assessment. To help give children the best chance of reaching their full potential, it is important for parents to recognise the possible symptoms of vision difficulties.
Many signs of your child’s vision problems are quite obvious, but others are harder to identify. Some of the more common signs include:
Many children try to adapt to their vision problem without knowing they could see better. As a parent you are best placed to detect the signs of a potential vision problem.
Through regular eye examinations and by following some simple guidelines you can help your child to achieve the best possible vision and prevent conditions that can lead to permanent vision impairment.*
The most common vision problems experienced by school-aged children are those affecting the ability to see clearly and sharply:
Once recognised, these problems are usually easy to correct. Other vision problems may be more difficult to detect, such as a turned or lazy eye, and require treatment by an opthamologist. Early detection is the key.
An eye test only takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Eyelines bulk bill Medicare for eye tests for children under the age of 17.
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* adapted from the Optometry Australia website