Advice for a
healthy vision

Your eyesight is precious. Learn how to look after it properly and prevent eye health problems.

0 to 5 years of age

Recommended examinations

First examination after birth to rule out any congenital abnormalities, malformations or other eye problems.
Examination by an ophthalmologist at 3 years of age.
The eye examination must include:

  • Visual acuity (lazy eye)
  • Ocular motility (strabismus)
  • Refraction with eye drops
  • Fundus examination

Possible conditions

  • Lazy eye or amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Refractive conditions (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)
  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Malformations
  • Tumours
  • Ptosis

Signs of eye problems

  • Frowning
  • Lack of concentration
  • Holding objects too close when reading
  • Losing your place when reading
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Clumsy movements
  • Covering one eye to see
  • Rubbing your eyes and blinking frequently
  • Red, inflamed or watery eyes
  • Frequent headaches

* Regardless of age, for patients with refractive defects (especially high myopia), diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia, vascular problems or a history of eye disease, examinations should be performed annually.