In education, vision plays a fundamental role in a child’s learning and overall development.
Young minds explore the world through their eyes, and 80% of a child’s learning is visual.
Here at Black Gates Optometrists, we understand the significance of good eyesight for children at school, and we know the signs that teachers and parents need to look out for that might point to a child having trouble with their eyes.
These are the top ten signs that a young student might need to visit an optometrist for an eye examination.
Have you got any questions about children you think might be having trouble with their eyes? We’re here to help.
For all the top ten symptoms of children having trouble with their eyes at school we have listed, bad eyesight is only one of the possible causes. For each of the ten symptoms, there are a range of things that might be causing the issues, but eyesight is one of the few that is quick, easy, and relatively cheap to check. It’s also one of the easiest to diagnose and fix.
For teachers, one of the important things to do is watch out for children that tick two or more of the symptoms listed here. If you have a child that show two, three or more of these signs of vision issues, then we would suggest that you talk to the child’s parents and suggest that they might want to get their child’s eyesight tested at a reputable optometrist such as Black Gates in Lower Hutt and Johnsonville.
We have fully qualified optometrists that have the experience and equipment necessary to give your child an eye test. We work with younger children regularly and know all the ticks to make the comfortable and cooperative while we give them a comprehensive eye test.
To make things easier for teachers, we have these ten signs that a student might be having trouble with their eyes as a PDF that you can print out and put in your classroom or staff room.
If, as a teacher, you have any questions about a student that might be having trouble with their eyesight, we are more than happy to talk to you, confidentially, and give you any advice or support that we can.