Children’s health: why vision matters

When an infant is diagnosed with nystagmus, it’s very important to ensure that the child continues to have regular sight tests and check ups to make sure that other problems with the vision are identified and treated. That’s the message coming loud and clear from a recent report by the UK Vision Strategy team.

As a parent or carer, we’re best placed to notice any early signs that things are not as they should be. These can be related to behaviour as well as more obvious indications. We also need to know about sight testing available and remember that it’s free to everyone under the age of 16.

For full details, please visit the Association of Optometrists website.