1 in 5 children suffer with an undetected vision problem
(source Optometry Australia 2017).
This is an issue that is close to the hearts of the team at Harmony Vision Optometrists. We founded the practice to concentrate on providing an extended range of vision treatments to people of all ages, this inevitably lead to a strong focus on children. Why?
Most people associate glasses with aging eyesight, and many also mistakenly believe that wearing glasses can make their eyes weak, or dependent on them. However, glasses carefully prescribed for reading when someone is young and that been diagnosed with focusing problems can actually make life easier during study and work.
What can I do if my child or teenager is shortsighted?
Myopia or shortsight is an increasing vision problem worldwide and it is no different in Australia. Traditional corrections like sight correcting lenses do not slow down the increases, and recent studies indicate that in some individuals the progression may even be greater in glasses compared to no glasses at all. The important thing to understand is that progression occurs with and without glasses and can result in more serious eye health consequences in adulthood.
The word ‘dyslexia’ comes from the Greek and means ‘difficulty with words’.
“Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills”*
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