Your child’s eyesight changes as they grow and the detection of early vision problems can prevent future problems from occurring. Clear vision can also assist in their learning and development.
A standard eye test using the latest in optical technology is the best way to determine whether your child’s eyes are healthy.
|1 in 5 children have an undiagnosed vision problem||Good vision = good educational, physical and social development||Children should have regular eye tests throughout primary and secondary school||Optometrists Association Australia recommends an eye test before starting school|
Children often think that what they’re seeing is normal and adapt to this vision, even though they’re not seeing clearly.
There are a few signs to look out for when your child has a vision problem.
If you notice your child doing any of the above, we recommended that you book them in for an eye test with your Health Partners optometrist.
Approximately 30 minutes long, they include a series of simple tests designed to check your child’s eye health, visual acuity (how well they can see), binocular vision (how well the eyes work together) and colour vision.
^Eye tests are bulk-billed through Medicare and subject to eligibility and Medicare conditions.