A child may not realise if their vision is not clear – they assume the way they see is normal.
Good vision is essential in childhood development and regular eye examinations are the key to good vision.
Research has shown that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem. As 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, many children cannot see well enough to reach their full potential or enjoy everyday childhood activities as much as they could.
A child may not realise if their vision is not clear – they assume the way they see is normal. Therefore regular eye examinations are advised for all children under the age of 16 at least once a year.
Typical warning signs to look out for:
- One eye turns in, out, up or down
- Complaints of frequent headaches
- Frequently rubs eyes or blinks a lot
- Screws up eyes when reading or watching television
- Avoids reading, writing or drawing
- Has difficulty catching a ball
- Fails to make expected progress at school
- Develops behavioural or concentration problems at school
Children should have their first eye examination by the age of four, sooner if any problems are suspected. The earlier a problem is detected, the more effectively it can be treated.
It doesn't matter if your child is too young to talk or read a letter chart, as we use a range of techniques and modern equipment to detect visual problems at any age.
Such equipment used is a computerised test chart which allows us to use pictures, numbers, shapes as well as letters to check the child's vision.
At John Rose Eyecare, we stock a wide range of spectacles specially designed for children’s faces to choose from. Many have soft nose pads for extra comfort and sprung hinges to withstand extra wear and tear. So remember, regular eye examinations could be crucial for your child’s health care and personal development, so don’t delay and contact John Rose Eyecare for an appointment as soon as possible.
At John Rose Eye Care we provide Gold standard testing including the Spectralis 4D HD Comprehensive Eye Health Examination. Glaucoma monitoring, and Macular Degeneration monitoring and treatment, ( Valeda Light Delivery System - a world's first) Contact Lens fittings, teaching and aftercare relevant to your clinical and lifestyle needs.
In order to provide the best possible eye care solutions, we have invested in some of the world's most innovative diagnostic equipment available to date. – We use The Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography – which helps us get a true dynamic view of your eyes. It allows early detection of any anomalies or irregular activity that standard equipment and a routine sight test would not detect -i.e. The Spectralis OCT measures change in microns not millimetres!
We are a fully independent organisation and we have no funding from 3rd parties like the NHS. This means we can use equipment that far surpasses the technology found in a high street or franchised opticians.