In Evie’s case, her vision screening revealed she was short-sighted, an increasingly common condition in childhood. The diagnosis initially came as a surprise to her parents, but they later realised it explained a few things about their daughter.
“Evie would cry at a playground when she couldn’t see where we were,” her mother Erin recalls. “She was quite clumsy. She would fall over.”
“We thought it was just Evie – until we got her sight checked.”
“Suddenly we had an answer for her behavioural problems and her learning challenges.”
A year on from getting her glasses, Evie is a confident and happy Year 1 student, who loves socialising with her friends, participating in outdoor activities and is thriving at school.
“Her schoolwork, behaviour and confidence has improved dramatically. Her glasses have completely changed her life,” Erin says.
“I just love my new glasses, and I love school now,” a beaming Evie adds.