Why an Eye Test is a Back to School essential

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A comprehensive eye test is a Back-to-School Eyesential at Eye Philosophy.

Every parent wants to ensure their child reaches all their developmental and educational milestones. But for a child to perform at their best, their eyes need to as well. Did you know that children rely on their vision for 80% of their learning? In our comprehensive children’s eye test, we not only evaluate the sharpness of your child’s vision, we examine the internal and external health of the eyes and assess how well they work together as a team. If required, we provide a tailored eyecare solution that considers lifestyle and vision needs. Good vision is crucial for a child’s educational, physical and social development. Every parent wants to ensure their child sees every opportunity coming their way. But for a child to perform at their best, their eyes need to be working at their best as well. Children often assume their vision is just like everyone else’s, which means that vision problems can easily go undetected. In fact, a staggering 1 in 5 kids have an undetected vision problem that can interfere with their ability to learn and absorb information.

What are the symptoms to look out for?
  • Noticeable tilting or turning their head
  • Frequently blinking or rubbing eyes
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Difficulty reading or holding a book very close
  • Headaches and blurred or double vision
  • Squinting
  • One eye turning in or out

If you start to experience any of the above symptoms, it is imperative to visit your optometrist ASAP. The fact of the matter is, without immediate treatment, untreated eye conditions can develop into much worse conditions. There are a range of options available from ortho k lenses or atropine eyedrops. While eye problems should never be left untreated, it should be reassuring to know that treatments for nearsightedness in children and similar eyesight deficiencies are developing.

Put an eye test on your back-to-school checklist Whether they’re just starting out or well into their schooling, adding an eye test to your back-to-school list this year will give you peace of mind that your child won’t miss a thing. Orthokeratology (Ortho K) is a great option for those that are seeking a safe, natural way to correct their vision. It can be a great alternative for those that are not suitable candidates for Laser Eye Surgery.

Book a children’s eye test at Eye Philosophy to see one of our friendly optometrists.

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