Surprisingly, children are so adaptable that even loving caregivers often don’t notice any signs of vision issues while they are developing. Unfortunately that can mean that children are not able to see the way that they need to for their personal best performance in social, physical and educational activities. Our goal is to help you understand your child’s visual needs and implement any corrective measures in ways that optimize your child’s vision short and long term.
Dr Amanda Weinerman encourages parents to bring their children in around 6 months of age and annually until they finish school.
Did you know that
- 80% of a child’s learning is based on vision
- 1 in 5 children have a vision problem
- 1 in 6 school-aged children experience learning difficulties which are a result of unknown or uncorrected vision conditions
- Correction of Strabismus is most effective when diagnosed and treated before the age of 2
- Motor skills among children 3-5 improved significantly after appropriate eyewear is prescribed and worn
- Teaming and tracking of the eye muscles for binocular vision
- Focusing ability at all ranges
Source: BC Association of Optometry, Archives of Ophthalmology, allaboutvision.com