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Has your child's eyes been thoroughly checked? Vision is critical to your child's development and learning. Schedule a paediatric eye exam with Balmain Vision to ensure they're on the right track.

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The Importance of Paediatric Eye Exams

Vision problems can significantly impact a child's academic performance and social skills. Statistics indicate that 1 in 5 children have an undiagnosed vision problem, so regular eye exams are not just beneficial but essential. These exams can help detect eye conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and more complex problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (strabismus).

From Toddlers to Teens: Navigating
Vision Development

Eye exams play a pivotal role in a child's vision development at various stages:

  • Infancy (6 months): Detect conditions like strabismus or amblyopia, which can be treated more effectively if caught early.
  • Preschool (3 years): Ensure your child's eyes are developing correctly, identifying issues that can affect learning, like poor eye coordination or difficulty focusing.
  • Before School (5-6 years): Address refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) before they impact education. Early correction can enhance learning and social interactions.
  • School Age (Every two years): Monitor vision changes and update prescriptions as necessary.

At each stage, exams assess visual acuity, eye alignment, and health, identifying and managing problems.

Signs of Possible Vision Problems
in Your Child

Parents and caregivers should be alert to signs that may signal vision problems, including:

  • Closing one eye during activities like reading or watching TV
  • Avoiding activities that require close vision (like reading or using a computer) or distance vision (like participating in sports)
  • A noticeable drop in academic performance, which could be related to an inability to see the board clearly or read textbooks
  • Complaints of tired eyes or headaches
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Light sensitivity
  • Unexplained tearing without emotional cause
  • Holding books or other reading materials too close to the face
  • Losing place while reading or using a finger to guide eyes along the text
  • Sitting too close to the TV or computer screen
  • Squinting or tilting the head to see better

Children who exhibit any of these signs should get an eye exam to determine if we need to address any underlying issues.

Personalised Paediatric Eye Care at Balmain Vision

Our comprehensive eye exams use age-appropriate techniques and equipment to create a comfortable and engaging environment for children. Our optometrist, Queenie Chau, can identify and manage vision problems effectively, ensuring they don't become barriers to learning or development.

Devoted to community health, Queenie conducts off-site exams at local schools and childcare centres, ensuring all children have access to top-tier eye care regardless of their circumstances.

With a proactive approach, we aim to equip your child with the best visual tools for success in every aspect of their life. Contact us to schedule a pediatric eye exam and take a significant step toward securing their future.

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