1 in 5

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1 in 5 kids have an undetected vision problem.
Could yours be one of them?

Every parent wants to ensure their child sees every opportunity coming their way. But for a child to perform at their best, their eyes need to be working at their best as well.

Did you know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in a child’s first twelve years?(1)  A child’s eyes are constantly in use, whether they’re reading, writing, using a digital device or playing outdoors. Children often assume their vision is just like everyone else’s, which means that vision problems can easily go undetected. In fact, a staggering 1 in 5 kids have an undetected vision problem that can interfere with their ability to learn and absorb information (2).

  • Look out for the symptoms:
  • Noticeable tilting or turning their head
  • Frequently blinking or rubbing eyes
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Difficulty reading or holding a book very close
  • Headaches and blurred or double vision
  • Squinting
  • One eye turning in or out

Put an eye test on your back to school checklist
It’s time to make an eye examination a standard part of your back to school routine. Give your child the best chance to succeed both in and out of the classroom, and get ahead of any vision problems early.
Book your child in for an eye examination with us today.