When should my child have their eyes tested?
The critical period of vision development is from birth to 9 years old. Since 80% of learning and perception comes from what we see, it is vital to detect any problems with a child’s eyes at early stage to ensure smooth learning and development of good eyesight.
Ideally speaking a formal eye test can be performed on a child at 3 years of age, and practically all children should have their eyes test before entering primary school. After that, we recommended a review every year to make sure everything goes well with
Signs that my child may need an eye test:
● Holding books too close or too far to read
● Difficulty seeing things in the distant e.g. classroom board
● Headache or sore eyes when reading
● Excessive eye rubbing
● Unusual head turn or covering an eye when watching TV or reading
● Frequent motion sickness when traveling on cars
● Any unusual symptoms or concerns