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Pre-School Vision

During the infant and toddler years, your child has been developing many vision skills and has been learning how to see. In the preschool years this process continues as your child develops visually guided eye-hand-body coordination, fine motor skills and the visual motor skills necessary to learn to read.

As a parent, you should watch for signs that may indicate a vision development problem, including a short attention span for the child's age, difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination in ball play and bike riding or avoidance of coloring and puzzles and other detailed activities.

There are everyday things that you can do at home to help your preschooler's vision develop as it should.

These activities include reading aloud to your child and letting him or her see what you are reading. Provide your child a chalkboard, finger paints and different shaped blocks and show your child how to use them in imaginative play. Provide safe opportunities to use playground equipment like a jungle gym and balance beam and allow them time for interacting with other children and for playing independently.
 

By age three, your child should have a thorough eye examination to make sure your preschooler's vision is developing properly and there is no evidence of eye disease. If needed, your doctor can prescribe treatment including glasses and/or vision therapy to correct a vision development problem.

Tips to make your child's optometric examination a positive experience:
Make an appointment early in the day and allow about one hour.
Talk about the examination in advance and encourage your child's questions.
Explain the examination in your child's terms, comparing the E chart to apuzzle and the instruments to tiny flashlights.

Unless recommended otherwise, your child's next eye examination should be at age five. By comparing test results of the two examinations, your eye doctor can tell how well your child's vision is developing for the next major step into the school years.

 
Blackfalds Eyecare 5013 Parkwood Rd. #4 Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0 Phone: (403) 885-4040
Coronation Vision Clinic 5002 Municipal Rd. Coronation, AB TOC 1CO Phone: (403) 578-3221 Fax: (403) 578-3221
Hanna Vision Centre 609 2 Ave W - in the Kral Professional Building Hanna, AB TOJ 1PO Phone: (403) 854-3003 Fax: (403) 854-3074
Lacombe Vision Centre 5230 45th St. Lacombe, AB T4L 2A1 Phone: (403) 782-6077 Fax: (403) 782-6344
Ponoka Eyecare 5120 51 Ave. Ponoka, AB T4J 1R7 Phone: (403) 783-5575 Fax: (403) 783-5578

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