Children should have an eye examination at a young age – If they have an uncorrected problem for a significant length of time they may develop a permanent reduction in vision in one or both eyes. Appropriate vision correction before the age of 7 is the best way to avoid any long-term vision problem.
Vision and learning are closely related – 80% of what children learn is through vision and early diagnosis of problems are very important. It is estimated that 1 in 5 children have undetected vision problems.
Up to 3rd class children learn to read but from then onwards they read to learn. Early detection of conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye)and squint (strabismus) can lead to better long term outcomes. Eye examinations for children comprise specially adapted charts and additional tests are carried out
for eye muscle balance, eye convergence, colour vision, and development of 3D vision.
Your child may need glasses and/or special exercises to help correct the vision problem.
Our wide range of children’s frames offer style, durability, comfort and value.
Myopia Control in Children
According to the World Health Organisation myopia (short-sightedness) and high myopia are increasing at an alarming rate with significant concern about the long-term risks of vision impairment from pathological conditions associated with high myopia.
The World Council of Optometry has declared support for myopia management as a standard of care.
Modern digital lifestyles are leading to an earlier onset of myopia in children. A more rapid onset of higher levels of myopia has also been noted. Myopia in children can be corrected with standard spectacles and contact lenses, but they don’t affect eyeball elongation and can’t slow down myopia progression.
Spectacle lenses such as the Zeiss Myocare portfolio are designed to manage myopia progression in children.
MiSight 1 Day contact lenses from CooperVision can also be used for this purpose.