1 in 5 school children have a vision problem

Vision problems can be mistaken for learning difficulties.

It is important that any child experiencing learning problems be given a thorough examination to exclude or correct a visual cause. There are many different visual skills which must develop normally after birth. These include the clearness of vision, eye-hand co-ordination, visual form perception, eye movement, eye focusing, eye aiming and eye teaming skills. Situations which interfere with normal visual development can, in turn hamper the child’s ability to learn to read, and then later to read to learn.

Vision disorders are common in school aged children and the prevalence of vision disorders increases as children progress through school. Children should have a comprehensive eye and vision examination by three years of age, at five years, and every two years throughout their schooling.

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