80% of a child's learning is visual. Children often accept their vision as 'normal' as they do not know any different. They learn to use what they have and often do not show any signs of symptoms.
An eye examination is the only way to determine if there are any vision problems.
Many day to day tasks require seeing quickly and using visual information. It's important to look out for any signs your child may be showing as children may not always tell us they are having vision problem as they don't know any different. If your child is showing any of these symptoms or you have any concerns about their vision, get their vision checked.
Loses their place while reading
Gets frequent headaches
Confuses small words when reading
Holds books closer than normal
Avoids close up work
Rubbing their eyes a lot
Turns or tilts head to use one eye
Consistently performs below potential and often, a child's behaviour can also be a sign.
At the initial eye examination, we may recommend a cycloplegic examination for most children.
The optometrist will recommend options such as patching or eye exercises if your child will benefit from these procedures.
Our optometrist has over 22 years experience and has seen children of all ages from four and up.
Visique Rototuna participate in the nationally run "Free sunnies for new entrants" Campaign. UV exposure can be harmful to our eyes, especially young children as they spend a lot of time outdoors and have larger pupils than adults. For the last seven years, Visique has been giving away sunglasses to new entrants. If you child has just started school, keep an eye out for our voucher from their school.