One in four primary school aged children will have a vision problem but fewer than 10% of our children have an eye examination in a given year.
This means that every year there are several children in each school who are missing out on having the best chance of learning through clear and comfortable eyes. Make sure your child isnt one of them!
The tricky part of all this is, the children themselves don't know that they're having an eye problem. Blurry vision or sore eyes may be quite normal for them so why would they think it isn't the norm for everyone else?
It is important that parents and teachers are able to spot the signs of vision problems in children. Children should have a thorough vision examination whenever these symptoms show up or whenever there is a question about why the child isn't reaching their full potential at school.
Signs of a vision problem in children