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Testing Young Eyes

When to test your child’s eyes

In order to ensure early detection of disorders, we recommend your child have an eye examination at 12 months and if there are no problems then at least every two years from then on.


It doesn’t matter if your child is too young to talk – our optometrists use modern equipment and specifically designed tests that enable them to detect visual defects at any age. Remember, early diagnosis leads to more effective treatment and younger children are also more likely to accept using spectacles.


Many vision defects are inherited, so if there is a history of short or long sightedness, astigmatism or squints in your family, you should have your child’s eyesight regularly checked.


All our young patients are routinely examined for visual irregularities including:

  • Myopia (short sight)
  • Hypermetropia (long sight)
  • Astigmatism (distorted vision)
  • Strabismus (squints)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eyes)
  • Binocular Vision Problems
  • Near Focusing Difficulties
  • Stereoscopic Vision (3-D vision)
  • Colour Vision Abnormalities

We actively encourage parents to get involved so if you have any questions feel free to ask. And remember eye examinations are fun and DON’T HURT! So come and see us soon.

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