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Did you know eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems for children, along with allergies and asthma?* Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. With many children suffering from an undetected vision problem, it’s important to be aware of the signs to give every child the best chance of reaching their full potential.
Many children aren’t aware they have a vision problem and will generally try to adapt, without knowing they could see better. As a parent, you’re the best person to help find the signs.Signs to look for
1 in 6 Australian children have experienced eye problems^
Help your kids to see and be their best
With regular eye exams and simple guidelines you can help your child achieve the best possible vision and prevent conditions that could lead to permanent vision impairment.
See that they have eye tests
Optometrists recommend children have a full eye examination before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school. Learn more about vision exams >
*Sources: Eye health among Australian children, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 2008. Your Child's Eyes, Optometrists Association Australia, 2014.
^A Lonergan study conducted in April 2014 of 1,006 Australian parents with children aged between 3-10 years.