It is recommended your child has an eye examination before they start school!
How easily a child can see their long distance and close vision school work can influence how well they learn through their visual system. At this examination, emphasis is on testing visual efficiency skills and visual analysis skills so that poor vision is not a stumbling block to first of all "learning to read" and later "reading to learn".
At Morrison's Family Eye Care Centre we do more than test your child's vision. We also assess the health of their eyes looking for signs of ocular disease. Appointments in the morning are preferred for children so that their performance in the eye test is not reduced because they are tired after a full day at school.
It is important to understand that having 20/20 vision doesn't exclude your child from having vision-related learning difficulties. There are many different visual skills your child requires to achieve good vision, when one of these don't develop correctly, learning can become difficult.
Children often don't know they have vision problems, they assume that everyone else see's the world like they do. There are some key signs and symptoms to look for:
We offer the latest and most fashionable durable spectacles for children, selected brands come with an unconditional 2 year warranty, and as we all know how hard kids can be on their spectacles, so we now offer a BONUS PAIR of glasses as a spare pair (some exclusions apply, ask in store for details)