As with the majority of medical conditions, the sooner eye problems are diagnosed the more likely they are to be successfully treated.
Problems with vision can mean difficulty seeing the board or reading at school, which can quickly develop into boredom, disruptive behaviour and even a lack of interest in education altogether. For this reason, it’s important to make sure your child has their eyes tested regularly. We recommend a first examination no later than their 4th birthday, but earlier if you have any concerns or if there is a history of lazy eye or squint.
Early Warning Signs
Some of the most typical early symptoms of eye conditions include:
Squinting or screwing up the eyes to see
Peering closely at books and screens
Poor performance at school
Reluctance to read
The sooner an issue is detected, the quicker it can be addressed and treated.