Specialised eye examinations for children
We also offer specialised eye examinations for children to keep your children’s eye health in top condition and ensure they are seeing as clearly as possible. One in five children under twelve in Australia suffer from common eye conditions such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, which can lead to learning difficulties. Fortunately, research shows that learning difficulties suffered by school-age children can often be solved through spectacle correction. Additionally, there is a small proportion of children who suffer from lazy eye (amblyopia), which can also be rectified if it is diagnosed and treated early enough.
We recommend having your child’s eyes tested before the age of four, and then every year after to ensure your child does not develop any vision abnormalities which may affect learning at school. We also recommend keeping watch on your child for any signs of vision difficulty such as one eye turning in or out, covering or closing one eye, frequent blinking, red or watery eyes, squinting, holding reading materials very closely, sitting closely to the TV, and complaining of headaches, blurriness or double vision. If any of the above signs or symptoms match your child, please do not hesitate to book an appointment.