• The first 8 years of life is the critical developmental stage of our visual system
  • Children should have a comprehensive eye examination at the age of 4
  • Children aged below 4 should seek medical attention as early as possible if suspected of eye problem


Strabismus

  • Strabismus (Convergent, Divergent or Vertical Squint) is a condition in which the eyes are misaligned, with the two eyes pointing towards different directions

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

  • A lazy eye has abnormal vision and is not correctable by glasses only
  • With no obvious symptoms, parents may not be aware the child is only seeing the world with one eye
  • If not managed before the age of 8, lazy eye will become irreversible

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

  • 40% of primary school children in Hong Kong suffer from Nearsightedness
  • Progression is most significant between 6 to 12 years old




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