As mums, we are all for giving our children the best shot at success. But can you believe there is sometimes an essential piece of the puzzle that can often go unnoticed – vision problems.

One in five kids has eye issues which if unchecked, can affect how they get on at school or affect their potential as they grow up. With conditions like myopia, astigmatism, squints and lazy eyes – most of the time, we don’t even know it’s happening.

Advice From Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai

Meet Dr. Ayesha Khan, a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Some might call her the superhero of the eye world. She says; “Children may not realise they are experiencing blurred vision. They might assume their vision is normal.”

As mums, she is urging us to look out for the signs; “certain behaviours that could suggest your child has vision problems. Like holding a book really close when reading, struggling with handwriting, or excessive eye-rubbing and blinking. If you spot any of these signs seek professional advice.”

The 20-20-20 Rule

Dr. Ayesha has some tips for us. Have you ever heard of the 20-20-20 rule? After every 20 minutes of screen time, take 20 seconds to look at something 20 feet away. Limiting their screen time and motivating them to participate in outdoor activities can also be beneficial. These habits can promote their overall well-being and contribute to their healthy development.

The bottom line is, that regular eye check-ups can help detect problems early on and Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is here to help. It is a branch of Moorfields London, which has been serving the Dubai community since 2007. The hospital has dedicated teams of consultant ophthalmologists, orthoptists, and optometrists, offering a wide range of advanced eye care services for children and adults in state-of-the-art facilities to ensure patients receive the highest standards of eye care. 

For more information about Dr. Ayesha and Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, visit

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