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Are your child’s eyes coping with online-learning?

St Ives optometrist and mum of 4, Sindy Lowinger explains the visual strain of learning online.


Healthy vision is important for your child’s educational, physical and social development and to help them reach their full learning potential.

Did you know that 1 in 5 children has an undetected vision problem?

With 80 per cent of all learning experienced through vision, it is no surprise that children with undetected vision problems often fail to progress well in school.

On-line school makes it that much harder!

Children’s vision can change dramatically from one year to the next, so a thorough eye examination before school starts is recommended to ensure your child has healthy vision.

Many children continue to experience undetected and unnecessary vision problems and often they assume that how they see is normal. We need to be able to recognise the signs of a vision problem, and to ensure children are examined regularly to detect any problems early.

Symptoms to watch out for

  • complaints of blurred vision, headaches, or sore eyes / eye rubbing

  • delayed progress in reading ability

  • a turned eye, red or watery eyes, and frequent blinking

  • poor hand-eye co-ordination

  • losing their place or omitting words and skipping lines when reading

  • losing concentration after reading

Once recognised, these problems are usually easy to correct, which is why early detection and treatment of eye and vision problems are important.

Give your kids the right start. Get their eyes ready for learning.

St Ives Optometrist, Sindy Lowinger is a local mum of 4 girls and grew up only a few blocks away from her practice on Mona Vale Rd. She has a special interest in children’s vision and vision processing and loves to give back to the community.


Schedule an appointment today at the new children’s vision clinic at Sindy Lowinger Optometrist! Adult appointments too! Covid-safe measures carefully in place, off-street location with privacy; by appointment only.



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PH: 0413054440

Suite 3, 217a Mona Vale Rd, St Ives 2075. Behind Chargrill Charlies, entry in alleyway up the stairs.

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