Early education for the eyes

Even if our babies have all the dispositions for good eye-sight right from the start, their ability to see right after birth is poorly developed. The infant only differentiates light and dark and can see high-contrast outlines. Crucial for an optimal development of their ability to see is the first year of life, during which the acuteness of their vision increases rapidly with the visual impressions that the infant gets. This infantile development phase cannot be prolonged at will though. This is why it is especially important to observe the capability of our children's eyes with great care and – if possible – to strengthen it with adequate impulses. Because just like your baby has to learn how to walk, their eyes have to be trained as well. So, a six month old child should be able to grab an object with accurate aim that you hold in front of their face, for example. But it still is a long way until our youngest reach the acuteness of sight of an adult around age 5.

On the way there, it can come to different cases of ametropia – no matter what functional capabilities the organs of sight have. Typical sight defects that appear during childhood already are short- and far-sightedness (myopia and hyperopia), associated heterophoria as well as astigmatism caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea and/or the eye lens. Numerous children see their environment in a blurred way because of this. These children don't complain, because they have never known it any better. How should they have? Only by regular examination of the eye-sight cases of ametropia can be recognized and corrected as early as possible. With the aid of our computer-assisted eye measurement this is already possible with infants and toddlers. Measurement via skiaskopia, a reliable method to determine axial image position errors without big "machines", works even better. And with an appropriate pair of children's glasses many sight development disorders can be prevented and sight problems reduced. You'll see!