Children’s Eye Examinations

We have special testing charts to suit children over 2 years and specialised childrens trial frames for children’s eye tests.

At the first visit we would often dilate the child’s pupils to get a more accurate refraction (measurement of the eye) and to see the inside of the eye in more detail. Therefore the first appointment may take 1 to 1.5 hours.

Barbara, one of our optometrists has a special interest in vision training and binocular vision in children.



Possible Vision Problems

  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Squints




(inability to see clearly in the distance or up close)

  • Closes or covers one eye
  • Occasionally sees double
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Poor reading comprehension

Eye coordination problems

(inability to coordinate the eyes together effectively)

  • Holds things very close
  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Says eyes are tired
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Has headaches when reading

Eye focusing problems

(inability to easily refocus eyes or maintain clear focus)

  • Moves head excessively when reading
  • Frequently loses place, skips lines when reading
  • Uses finger to keep place
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Short attention span

Eye tracking problems

(inadequate ability to smoothly and accurately move the eyes from one point to another)

  • Mistakes words with similar beginnings
  • Difficulty recognizing letters, words, or simple shapes and forms
  • Can’t distinguish the main idea from insignificant details
  • Trouble learning basic math concepts of size, magnitude, and position

Faulty visual form perception

(inability to discriminate differences in size, shape, or form)

  • Trouble visualizing what is read- Poor reading comprehension
  • Poor speller
  • Trouble with mathematical concepts
  • Poor recall of visually presented material

Faulty visual memory

(inability to remember and understand what is seen)

  • Sloppy handwriting and drawing
  • Can’t stay on lines
  • Poor copying skills
  • Can respond orally but not in writing

Faulty visual motor integration

(inability to process and reproduce visual mages by writing or drawing)

  • Trouble learning right and left
  • Reverses letters and words
  • Trouble writing and remembering letters and numbers

Difficulty with laterality and directionality

(poor development of left/right awareness)



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