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
(inability to see clearly in the distance or up close)
Eye coordination problems
(inability to coordinate the eyes together effectively)
Eye focusing problems
(inability to easily refocus eyes or maintain clear focus)
Eye tracking problems
(inadequate ability to smoothly and accurately move the eyes from one point to another)
Faulty visual form perception
(inability to discriminate differences in size, shape, or form)
Faulty visual memory
(inability to remember and understand what is seen)
Faulty visual motor integration
(inability to process and reproduce visual mages by writing or drawing)
Difficulty with laterality and directionality
(poor development of left/right awareness)