Childrens Vision

Child wearing glasses

Children with uncorrected vision problems can struggle to develop academically, socially and athletically. Over 80% of our learning is visual, so if the visual system is not working correctly, our learning is affected. Don’t hamper your child’s progress from defective vision.

School screening tests check that children have sharp vision for far away so they can see the blackboard. But they do not check the more subtle visual problems that can be associated with poor reading.

Signs that you child may have a vision problem:

  • Sits close to the TV, or holds a book very close
  • Avoids reading or homework
  • Headaches or tired eyes
  • Loosing their place while reading
  • Squinting to see
  • Eye rubbing
  • Consistent head tilt or closing one eye to see better

If you have any concerns about your child we recommend that they have an eye examination.

IRLEN SYNDROME

This is actually a very common condition amongst children and some adults, and is often associated with headaches and migraine.

This is a condition where visual stress occurs when trying to read a printed page. The words appear to move or blur, making concentration difficult and tiring. These children are typically slow readers, and may be underachieving at school. Surprising enough, the standard eye test may indicate normal vision. These children can gain astounding relief from the prescribing of specific coloured lenses which filter out the unwanted visual noise.

If I suspect Irlen’s, I will carry out computerised testing to firstly identify the condition, and then to determine the optimum colour and intensity of the tinted lenses required.

Our tech tints are made specifically for us in Christchurch.

Tech tints