Healthy vision is an important part of the learning process and can determine success at school. Reading, writing and computer work are among the visual skills that students are required to perform daily. In fact, many experts believe that approximately 80% of learning comes through a child's eyes. Despite the strong correlation between vision and learning, many people underestimate the number of children affected by eye and vision problems.
A study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that one in ten Australian children suffer from a long term eye disorder. They found that along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by Australian children. The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. Comprehensive eye examinations play a critical role in this process. It is recommended that children, as well as adults, have an eye examination every two years.
All children should have a thorough examination as a precaution,
but it is very important that the following children are examined: