Health and Nutrition

Vision and Learning

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Learning difficulties are caused by problems with how the brain processes visual or auditory information. Children with limited environmental experiences or deficiencies in the visual system may exhibit abnormal development of vision, which can impact their ability to learn and perform tasks like

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Screen Time for Children

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Digital screens have become an integral part of children’s daily lives, as they are extensively used for both educational and recreational purposes. This article aims to explore the impact of screen time on visual development and eye health in children, as well as

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Tips on Optical Correction, Patching, and Eye Safety

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Wearing Glasses Whether your child’s glasses are for near or distance vision, it is essential that they wear them as prescribed. It is helpful to inform your child’s teachers and caregivers that your child requires glasses for optimal vision and should wear them

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Play Outside!

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Spending time outdoors offers a wide range of physical and mental benefits for everyone, including children. It plays a crucial role in their overall development, including their vision. Concerns about the excessive use of digital devices and a growing trend of indoor activities

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Children’s Vision Milestones

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Activities To Support Your Child’s Visual Development Age Development Milestone Supporting Activity Birth – 1st month Newborns prefer looking at close objects 20-40 cm away as their vision is not fully developed. They are beginning to focus on light, and are particularly interested

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Myopia

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team What Is It? Myopia, also known as shortsightedness or nearsightedness, is a refractive error where near objects are seen more clearly than distant ones. Myopia occurs when there is an imbalance between the length of the eye being excessively elongated and the refractive

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