Child Vision Care


Key Eyesight Milestones


You should make sure your child’s eyes are tested if:
  • Your child has special needs – children with special needs often have eye problems.
  • There is a history of squint or lazy eye in your child’s family.
  • People in the family needed to wear glasses when they were young.
Signs to look out for:
  • One eye turns in or out – this may be easier to spot when the child is tired
  • They rub their eyes a lot (except when they are tired, this is normal)
  • They have watery eyes
  • They are clumsy or have poor hand and eye coordination
  • Your child avoids reading, writing or drawing
  • They screw up their eyes or frown when they read or watch TV
  • They sit very close to the TV, or hold books or objects close to their face
  • They have behaviour or concentration problems at school
  • They don’t do as well as they should at school
  • They complain about blurred or double vision or they have unexplained headaches