Your Child's Eyes

Your Child's Eyes

Resources for Teachers

Did you know?

Many children try to adapt to their vision problem without knowing they could see better. Teachers are uniquely placed to detect the signs of a potential vision problem.

Give your students all the clues they need to good vision

As a teacher you are aware of the importance of good vision in the social, educational and behavioural development of children. Children often assume that how they see is normal; teachers can learn to recognise the signs of a vision problem and help students reach their full learning potential.

Along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by children. Approximately 1 in 5 Australian children suffer from an undetected vision problem. Once recognised, most eye problems are easy to correct. Others have no obvious symptoms and early detection is the key.

How teachers can help

Healthy eye environment

Common eye problems

Eye safety

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