Eye Examinations for Children

The majority of what a child learns is through their vision. Problems relating to their eye sight could result in developmental milestones not being reached, emotional problems developing and an inaccurate cognitive diagnosis being made. 

The vision of a child usually keeps on developing up until around the age of eight. Up to this age, it’s often far easier to detect any underlying problems with the eyes. And it’s important that any problems are identified as early as possible because they can have such a significant impact on a child’s physical  development and educational attainment.

Although most children have their vision assessed as part of their routine development checks it’s critical to get their eyes checked by an Optometrist who is qualified to look at the eyes in more depth. Whilst no age is too young if you have concerns regarding your child’s eye sight we would recommend that they are seen around the period that they become mobile. This ensures that any underlying issues can be identified and treated before they enrol in the full time education system.

It is unknown to many that eyesight can cause learning and behavioural problems which may be blamed on other things. This is especially true for younger children and infants who may find it difficult to explain the difficulties they are having with their eyesight. They may not even be aware they have a problem at all.

Experts recommend regular eye examinations for people of any age so that any problems can be detected in the earlier stages. Should concerns arise with regards to your child’s eye sight you should book an eye examination with urgency.