Advice for a
Your eyesight is precious. Learn how to look after it properly and prevent eye health problems.
0 to 5 years of age
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
- Lazy eye or amblyopia
- Refractive conditions (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)
- Glaucoma or cataracts
Signs of eye problems
- 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.