At Penry Routson Optometrists we find this to be quite problematic, as we know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in a child’s first 12 years.
Every parent wants their child to see every opportunity that comes their way. However, for a child to perform at their best their vision needs to be performing at its peak. While 1 in 5 children will suffer from an undetected vision problem, recent data shows a sharp decline in optometric services provided to children of all ages up to 14 years.
Penry Routson is heavily focused on educating children and parents, and raising awareness of the critical role a child’s eyes play their young lives; from reading, writing, sports activities to computer use.
It is incredibly important to take your children for eye tests on a regular basis to detect any changes early on. Paediatric eyecare incorporates special techniques and technology to provide accurate testing and helps us accommodate young children.
Our professional optometry team are committed to providing the highest quality eyecare for children, making sure they have access to fully comprehensive assessments and testing, as well as offering proactive options if and when an issue is detected.
A 360° eye consultation with Penry Routson Optometrists includes a holistic and extensive eye examination plus advice on health, diet and lifestyle and the latest eyewear solutions for maintaining healthy eyes and vision.
Some of key signs and symptoms of vision problems to be aware of in your child include:
One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead
Red or watery eyes
Sensitivity to light
Frequently rubbing eyes
Tilting head noticeably
Covering or closing one eye
Difficulty learning to read
Holding a book very close when reading
Leaving out confusing words when reading
Squinting or sitting very close when watching television
Difficulty recognising familiar people in the distance
Complaints of headaches, blurred and/or double vision
For all of your children’s eyecare and eyewear needs, we invite you to get in touch with our friendly team today. We look forward to seeing you!