Vision problems in children
Key points to remember
- if you have concerns about your child's vision at any time, take your child for an assessment
- if your child does have a vision problem, finding it early is good for their learning and development
What are the signs of a vision problem?
has learning or reading difficulties
is clumsier than usual for their age
screws their eyes up or tilts their head to see, or
has frequent headaches
... this may mean they have a vision problem.
If you are concerned about your child's vision or eyes, it is important that you visit an eye-care professional.
Visiting your hospital eye clinic is free but you may need a letter from your family doctor to get an appointment. You may have to wait before you get an appointment.
There will be a cost to visit your local optometrist. There is some help available for families.
If your child does have a vision problem, finding it early is good for their learning and development.
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