A Specsavers survey of parents in the UK revealed that 35% were worried about their child covering up issues with eyesight.
Giles Edmonds, clinical services director at Specsavers, said: ‘A lot of parents assume that because their child doesn't display any signs of a vision problem, there's no need to have their eyes tested. However, this couldn't be further from the truth.
‘Ensuring your child has regular eye examinations from an early age is incredibly important for several reasons. Given more than 80% of our learning, cognitive and social abilities are facilitated through our sight, it's extremely important to your child's overall development.’