Vision is more than just sight.
Vision can affect learning in many ways. Approximately 80% of learning information is presented visually. A vision problem vision can seriously reduce their ability to achieve to his or her potential.
The most common visual problems with children are:
- Short sightedness – problems seeing in the distance
- Long sightedness – problems seeing close up
- Astigmatism – where the shape of your eye is more ‘football’ shaped, created distortion in both distance and near vision
There are many other signs to be aware of that may cause your child visual problems, they include:
- an eye turn
- frequent blinking
- red or watery eyes
- sensitivity to light
- difficulty concentrating
- covering or closing one eye
- difficulty learning to read
- complaints of headaches, blurred or double vision.
At Midwest Optical, assessment of your child's vision includes the following -
VISUAL ACUITY AND REFRACTION
EYE MOVEMENT SKILLS
Children can be seen for an eye test from as young as six months of age. It is recommended that children have an eye test from the age of two to three years.