Tag Archives: Eyes

How School Affects Children’s Eyes

We may think that visiting an Victoria optometrist is only for middle- to old-age people. Unless a child shows obvious signs of vision impairment, parents tend to not think of visiting an optometrist as one of the things to do in preparing a child for school.

There are quite a few things that can affect children’s eyes at school. Parent’s not knowing about these factors are unwittingly not giving their children the best preparation for school. Here are some of them:

  • Myopia – also known as nearsightedness, myopia is more common than most parents realize. Large classrooms or having children with this condition sat in the back will result in blurred material that is written or posted on the blackboard. Apart from falling behind due to lack of understanding, a lack of concentration can cause affected pupils to become inattentive or disruptive.
  • Astigmatism – a condition which is the result