Discover all the clues to children’s vision

Discover all the clues to children’s vision

Teachers tips for the classroom

Tip 1- Ensure good vision in the classroom

  • Ensure good and even lighting
  • Limit computer sessions to less than two hours
  • Minimise reflections from the monitor
  • The top of the monitor should be approximately at or slightly below eye level
  • Use appropriate font sizes and colours on the monitor and whiteboard
  • Encourage outdoor activities at lunch and recess
  • Make sure sunglasses and a hat are worn outdoors
  • Make sure appropriate protective eyewear is worn when playing sport

Tip 2 -Know the signs that may indicate a vision problem

  • One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead
  • Frequent blinking or rubbing the eyes
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Difficulty learning to read
  • Complaints of headaches
  • Red or watery eyes

Tips 3 – Advise parents of possible concerns

  • If you think a student may have an eye problem, speak to parents
  • Recommend that the parent take their child to an optometrist for a thorough eye examination.

Insight Optometrists specialises in children’s vision, so if you would like to make an appointment contact us today