Children's eye tests are important for several reasons:
1. Early Detection of Eye Conditions -
Regular eye tests can identify vision issues such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism in children. Detecting and addressing these problems early can prevent more severe vision issues in the future.
2.Eye Health -
Eye tests can also detect general health as well as eye conditions. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent these conditions from worsening.
3. Education & Development Milestones -
Good vision is essential for a child's learning and academic success. Undiagnosed vision problems can lead to difficulties in reading, writing, and overall school performance.
4. Binocular vision -
Ensuring both eyes communicate and fuse images together is important to develop depth perception. Amblyopia/lazy eye is a condition where one eye doesn't develop properly. Early detection and treatment, often through patching the stronger eye, can help improve vision in the lazy eye.