Child’s eye examination:
Babies are usually born with sight, but the abilities to use the two eyes together and to create vision are learned as part of normal development that takes place over many years. With vision, we understand what we see, where things are, and we are able to compare what we see with our other senses, and with previous experience.so in a child’s eye examination we are looking to see if their visual skill is in place for their age level, as well as to see if they would benefit from any glasses.
We want to check that the child can use each eye well with the other eye covered, and then check that they can use both eyes together. We are looking to see if the child has a squint (strabismus), double vision or a lazy eye (amblyopia). Children rarely complain of being unable to see as they tend to presume that everyone else sees as they do, so it is important that all children have an eye examination from an early age.
We recommend that children have an eye examination at six-monthly or annual intervals depending on the age of the child and any difficulties found.
An optometrist trained in working with children can assess many important things about a child’s vision as their vision development is critical to their learning success at school, sport and quality of life. Vision problems are a major source of learning and academic difficulties Once any vision problems have been identified, Optometrist has many ways to help a child (or adult) learn any visual skill that has been learned incompletely.
Computers and Reading
In today’s world many people spend much of every day in front of a computer screen, texting on a mobile phone and playing on games consoles.
This can cause visual stress at near which may show as tired, sore or itchy eyes together with general tiredness, headache, an aching back and neck and blurred vision. Computer work is frequently a part of dry eye syndrome. An eye examination may show that visual stress at near can be relieved by reading or computer glasses.