CHILDREN EYE CARE PROGRAMS
Children can’t always tell if they have a problem with their eyes. Here are some common issues and signs.
If child is struggling to see the board at school, or sits very close to the television, then it is likely that they are finding it difficult to focus on objects at a distance.
If child will struggle to focus on objects that are close up its Long Sightedness.
If child has a squint or a droopy eyelid then they could have 'lazy eye‘. Regular eye examinations will ensure early diagnosis and suitable course of treatment.
Known as 'cross eyes', one eye looks straight ahead, and the other looks away. If spotted early, wearing a patch for a period of time will help to correct the problem
If child is confused when reading numbers or letters, they could have astigmatism. Conduct some simple reading aloud exercises at home to test their vision.
If your child has redness around the eyes, streaming tears, swollen eyelids, or wakes up with a yellow crust on their eyelashes, it could be conjunctivitis.