World Book Day 2019

Welcome back to the Roger Pope and Partners blog where we bring you the very latest in our fine selection of eyewear, offer our clinical insights and document that latest goings on of our practice. Did you know that today (March 7th) is World Book Day? With this in mind we focus today’s blog on the importance of your child’s vision and how to detect any signs that may prompt you to have their eyesight examined.

Vision and learning are extremely closely related. In fact, it is estimated that around 80 percent of what a child learns at school is information that is presented visually. Therefore good vision is imperative so that students of all ages can reach their full academic potential. If a child is experiencing problems at school - from learning to read to understanding fractions - it is vital not to rule out that eyesight problems may be the root cause of this. Common symptoms that would suggest a vision related problem can include:

  • Headaches or eye strain
  • Blurred vision or double vision
  • Crossed eyes or eyes that appear to move independently of each other
  • Dislike or avoidance of reading and close work
  • Short attention span during visual tasks
  • Turning or tilting the head to use one eye only, or closing or covering one eye
  • Placing the head very close to the book or desk when reading or writing
  • Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes
  • Omitting or repeating words, or confusing similar words
  • Persistent reversal of words or letters (after second grade)
  • Difficulty remembering, identifying or reproducing shapes
  • Poor eye-hand coordination

The benefits of ensuring that your child has good vision are numerous. From the ability to fully understand what is happening in the classroom to being able to read with confidence and no issues - ensuring that your child’s eyesight is healthy is of great importance. At Roger Pope & Partners we treat children over the age of 8 years old and are proud to welcome your children to our welcoming and fun children’s area. With a wonderful choice of frames, a comfortable setting your child’s comfort and well-being is of the utmost importance to our team.

If you wish to book a children’s eye test simply contact our practice via or on 020 7935 2124