Are they missing out?
Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. With approximately 1 in 5 Australian children either suffering from an undetected vision problem or requiring ongoing assessment, it is important to be aware of the possible signs of a vision problem to give every child the best chance of reaching their full potential.
Optometry Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school.
Optometry Australia has developed a host of 'Good Vision for Life' educational resources to provide teachers, parents and students with interesting and helpful facts about eyes and vision.
Resources for Parents
Resources for Teachers
Education materials for Australian schools
We have developed several Australian-curriculum appropriate education materials for introduction into Australian schools nationally. At the core of the content is a new bespoke character – a cute, well-dressed eyeball, called ‘The Eye Guy’, designed to appeal to children.
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These educational materials can also be printed out to keep for use in your practice, as helpful resources for children and parents:
- Facts for Students (PDF)
- How can Parents Help? (PDF)
- Colouring In (PDF)
- The Anatomy of the Eye (PDF)
- Eye Guy Word Game (PDF)
- Cornea Curling Crossword (PDF)
- Eye Twisting Find-a-Word (PDF)
- Eye Chart – Word Making (PDF)
- Coordinates Puzzle (PDF)
- Optical Illusions (PDF)
- Eye Guy Model (PDF)
- Dot to Dot (PDF)
- Eye Guy Maze (PDF)