Undetected vision problems can significantly exacerbate learning difficulties in children of school-going age. Regular eye examination and assessment for all ages, starting at pre-school is therefore recommended.
Moffatt Optical’s visual screening procedure includes a computerised auto-refraction, checking of visual acuity and ability, colour vision, the eye’s binocular status (tracking, alignment, ability to work together), depth perception plus a careful internal and external examination of ocular health.
Moffatt Optical offers an on-site school screening service at a nominal fee per child and which is tailored to the age of the child. A written report is supplied with the results of each child’s screening, indicating whether a comprehensive vision test is recommended.
Signs of eyestrain that parents and educators should be aware of and investigate include:
- Repeated and unexplained headaches;
- Dyslexia, spelling mistakes, squinting, watering eyes, colour mixing and tilting of the head;
- A deterioration of performance in the classroom and/or on the sports field; and
- Sitting too close to the television.
Moffatt Optical will also conduct vision screening at businesses, old age homes and so on. To arrange for on-site screening, contact Penny on 033 342 1352.
Moffatt Optical Durban Office
Call us on: (031) 265 4445
Address : Pavilion
Pavilion Shopping Centre
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Moffatt Optical Pietermaritzburg Office
Call us on: (033) 347 1888
Address : Cascades
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Moffatt Optical Zululand Office
Call us on: (035) 772 6843
Address : Sanlam Centre
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