Children’s Eyecare

Children’s eyes are precious, and clear vision is essential for your child’s educational, physical and social development.

With 1 in 5 Australian children requiring on-going assessment or suffering from a vision problem that has gone undetected, it is important that early diagnosis of any eye problems is critical.

At VisionPro our optometrists are experienced in providing children’s eye care services, offering eye examinations for children of all ages.

When Should You Have Your Child’s Eyes Examined?

Optometry Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and then regular visits as they progress through primary and secondary school.

For most children, we recommend examinations every 2-3 years.

Screen time & your child’s eyes

The most common eye problem amongst children is myopia, or short-sightedness.

Children increasingly engage in near vision activities and a recent study showed the prevalence of myopia doubled in Australia between 2005 and 2011 amongst 12 year olds.

A child suffering from myopia will find many school activities difficult, such as reading the whiteboard in class, and they may also experience headaches, and rub their eyes frequently.

It is imperative that the issue is detected early.

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Book an appointment with VisionPro so we can identify the best treatment for your child