Many parents will be familiar with the importance of immunisations, routine screenings such as hearing tests, weight, and growth charts for their children, not to mention dental health when the time arises, but what about their vision?

Some eye conditions do not display any signs or symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to take your child for a sight test.

Here are some signs that your child may display, which can give you an indication that they may be having eye problems. 

In cases with no perceived problem and no significant family history of squint, lazy eye or serious eye conditions in childhood, we recommend an annual eye examination from around 3-4 years old. Once these children reach nine and upwards, generally, we advise an eye examination every two years unless your Ophthalmologist has advised otherwise. 

Therefore it is important to have regular screenings for children to diagnose and treat any conditions at an early stage.

Conditions associated

Some commonly seen paediatric conditions include:

  • Squints
  • Paediatric cataracts 
  • Paediatric glaucoma
  • Refractive errors such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism 
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity 
  • Amblyopia 


At Moorfields Eye Hospitals UAE, we provide services for the diagnosis, management and treatment of all children’s eye conditions provided by specialised paediatric doctors, optometrists and orthoptists.

Conditions & Treatment

Paediatric Cataract

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Progressive Myopia

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Adult Squint (Strabismus)

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Children’s Eye Health

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Common Childhood Disorders

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Lacrimal Probing

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Paediatric Squint (Strabismus)

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Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

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Red reflex Assessment

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