Early detection is the key
The most common vision problems experienced by school-aged children are those affecting the ability to see clearly and sharply. They include: shortsightedness (blurred distance vision); longsightedness (difficulty focusing up close); and, astigmatism (distortion of vision). Once recognised, these problems are usually easy to correct. Other vision problems may be more difficult to detect, such as a turned or lazy eye, and require treatment by an optometrist – it’s always best if these conditions are detected early.