Kids and School Visits
Children with undetected vision problems often have trouble with their school work.
Eye examinations for children play an important role in ensuring normal vision development and academic achievement. Vision is closely linked to the learning process and children with undetected vision problems often have trouble with their schoolwork. Young children might not complain of vision problems simply because they don’t know what “normal” vision looks like.We recommend that all children should have their eyes examined before (or soon after) they start school. Children can be examined at any age and don't need to be able to read letters. If there is a family history of lazy eye or Strabismus (eye-turn), have their eyes examined as soon as possible. If your child is struggling with their schoolwork, be sure to have his or her eyes examined by one of our Opticians to rule out an underlying visual cause.
Mackey Opticians has developed a fun, interactive presentation for nursey and primary schools to help children appreciate and value the importance of good eyesight. The talk follows the theme that eyes are amazing and uses examples of animal eyes to show how eyes work.Do you know what animal has the most eyes? ...biggest eyes?, ... most powerful eyes? Why do we have 2 eyes? The presentation is aimed at children from nursery school to P7 and normally takes just 15 to 20 minutes for each group of children.Please contact Mark Mackey if you have any questions or to arrange a visit to your school.