Back to school: Is an eye test on the checklist this year?

Getting your child a regular eye test can pick up any issues early and reduce the impact poor eyesight can have on their development and learning.
Getting your child a regular eye test can pick up any issues early and reduce the impact poor eyesight can have on their development and learning.

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With a new school term just around the corner, and Ballarat parents wanting the best education and development possible for their kids, OPSM Wendouree is urging parents to be mindful of warning signs that may indicate their child is struggling to see clearly.

Naturally, healthy eyes are critical to a child’s development and success at school. This is especially the case for children under the age of eight, because if problems aren’t identified early on, it could lead to permanent damage.

Your children may feel embarrassed to tell you if they’re having any eye problems, which in turn could be impacting their performance at school, or their social development.

So when thinking of your child’s eyes, look out for some clear warning signs. If your child squints often or tilts their head to read, then it would be worth investigating where there is an underlying eye problem.

Along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are one of the most common long-term health problems experienced by children.

If you want maximum protection for your child’s eyes, look to a local at OPSM Wendouree. The highly qualified Optometrists will complete a comprehensive consultation to assess the health of your child’s eyes in a fun and friendly manner, and recommend an ideal eyewear solution if required.

Make sure your child has the best possible school term by ensuring their eyes are performing to their maximum potential.

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