During the first 12 years of our lives, as much as 80% of our learning is accomplished through our vision. Without regular eye tests, children with sight problems may have difficulty at school and lose confidence or fall behind. It can be difficult to spot but there are a number of tell-tale signs you can look out for. Is your child sitting too close to the tv; rubbing their eyes repeatedly or do they squint? If you ensure your child has regular eye examinations, however, you can minimise the chance of an eye or sight defect being carried into adulthood.