Your child relies on their vision for a lot of things – to play, to learn, to discover, and to socialize! When they develop a vision problem, it can be hard to notice, especially if it develops slowly over time or only in one eye. As a parent, you want to make sure that your child can see clearly, and so do we!
One of the best ways to make sure that your child’s eyes are functioning properly is to take them for regular checkups to a Victoria optometrist. With any eye condition, early detection is key. While an optometrist is the best person to determine if your child is having vision problems, there are a few warning signs that you can look out for. Most commonly, if your child is squinting while looking at something or complaining of recurring headaches, it’s time to take them for an eye examination. Children should see an eyecare professional as early as 6 months of age and yearly after!
By checking the visual acuity, prescription, depth perception, alignment, and movement of the eyes, your child’s optometrist can detect any issues early.
The key to making sure that your child’s chance to learn and grow is not inhibited by vision problems lies with their treatment plan. The sooner a plan is in place after a problem is identified, the sooner treatment can be initiated.. Small changes such as prescription glasses or changes in diet (such as adding more vitamin-rich foods) can help stop vision problems that could impact your child for life.
Don’t let potential vision problems become barriers to your child’s growth – Whether your child is approaching one of the above mentioned milestones, or they are showing signs of vision problems, contact our team to book your appointment with our optometrist today.