These are all indicators of possible problems with their eyesight.
All children under the age of sixteen are entitled to free eye tests and the NHS recommends regular visits to an ophthalmic practitioner, at least once every couple of years. In addition, all children have vision screening during their first year at school for lazy eye, to detect if they have reduced vision in either or both eyes. This is important as children may well be unaware of any problems and they are not readily visible to parents.
Obviously the earlier any problems are detected the easier they are to treat, so if there is a family history of a squint or lazy eye, do make an appointment to have the child’s eyesight checked. Eye examinations are not painful and are carried out using age-appropriate tests and equipment.
The team at Vision Centre Gloucester are well used to helping their younger clients with their appointments. Drop in to the Centre at 114 Northgate Street or contact them on 01452 410494. Their website can be explored at www.visiongloucester.co.uk.
And remember – eye test for children under sixteen are free!