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Why your child’s vision matters

Your child’s sight is precious. Good vision helps them to learn, to play and to communicate with the world around them. Yet, there are around 1.6 million school-aged children in the UK who have an undiagnosed vision problem.1

Children’s eyes continue to develop until they reach the age of eight, so caring for a child’s eyes in the early years can help lay the foundations for good vision that lasts a lifetime.

There are lots of simple things that you can do to help children of all ages keep their eyes and vision healthy.

Read on to find out more


1Estimated using 2016 DfE School Census data and school vision survey conducted by Professor D Thomson, City University. Median estimates used for purpose of this calculation