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As around 80% of learning in children is visual it is important to pick up any problems with your child's vision as early as possible.
Here are some common signs of visual impairment in children:
Burning or itchy eyes
Shuts one eye or tilts head when reading
Holds books very close
Becomes tired after close work
Blinks excessively when doing close work, but not other times
Reverses letter or numbers
If your child displays any of the above symptoms, a 30 minute eye exam can identify if he/she is needing glasses. Contact us to book an appointment today.
If you have a Community Services Card, your visit may be covered by Enable funding. See here for more details
Short sightedness or myopia is is a condition in which near objects are more clearly seen than objects in the distance. For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems
Primarily Long sightedness or hyperopia is a condition which will cause objects in the distance to be seen more clearly than objects up close. For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems
Presbyopia is a condition where the eye gradually loses its ability to focus, thus making it difficult to see near objects. This a normal age related process which affects everyone typically from 40 years onwards. For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems
Astigmatism is a condition which affects the shape of the eye, the curvature is more similar in shape to a rugby ball than a soccer ball. This means that some direction of an image are more out of focus than others. For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems
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