Online Resources for Parents
This interactive animation will help prepare your child for a visit to Dr. Pinkerton by showing and explaining the tools that are used in an eye exam. (Source: British Columbia Association of Optometrists, Canada)
Starpupils.org focuses on children’s vision, including developmental milestones, signs of vision problems, and protecting kids’ eyes against injury and sun damage.
Visionforlearning.org links to a checklist of signs and symptoms that may indicate a vision problem. Children’s learning difficulties often are due to vision-related problems even if they have corrected or 20-20 vision. (Source: College of Optometrists in Vision Development)
Convergence insufficiency is an eye-muscle coordination problem affecting one in 20 children. This site explains how CI impairs reading performance and everyday activities and provides a list of signs and symptoms.
Learn activities to develop your child’s hand-eye coordination at various ages.