Children’s Vision Resources for Teachers

Many children try to adapt to their vision problem without knowing they could see better. Teachers are uniquely placed to detect the signs of a potential vision problem.

As a teacher you are aware of the importance of good vision in the social, educational and behavioural development of children. Children often assume that how they see is normal; teachers can learn to recognise the signs of a vision problem and help students reach their full learning potential.

Along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by children. Approximately one in five Australian children suffers from an undetected vision problem.

Optometry Australia has developed a host of eye health education resources for teachers, all brought to you by this guy here, who we call Eye Guy.

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Children's Vision Resources for Teachers

 

Lessons and activity sheets

Below are some curriculum-linked lesson ideas and activity sheets written for primary and middle year students, on the topic of eye health and safety.

Colour In

Coordinates puzzle

Cornea-curling crossword

Dot-to-Dot

Eye chart - word making

Eye Guy maze

Eye Guy model

Eye Guy word game

Eye Twisting Find-A-Word

Parts of the eye