Healthy senses are crucial on the streets
Well-working sense organs are important for children in order to stay out of danger in road traffic. Parents should check that their children's eyes, ears and motor functions are developing correctly. The German associations of opticians as well as pediatricians advocate early preventive medical check-ups.
Their nose buried in a book - this is how parents like to see their children. But if the young reader is holding the book just inches from his eyes, this might have another cause than mere enthusiasm for what he is reading: poor eyesight. Cross-eyed, short-sightedness and long-sightedness in one or both eyes – poor vision acts as a hindrance in everyday life for children, and can place them at particular risk in road traffic.