Kids Eye Tests

At Brazionis Eyecare, we are a family friendly optometry practice that caters for the whole family. It’s never too early to start protecting your child’s eyes. A kids eye test today can help with early treatment, and prevent issues from developing further. If you have a family history of myopia or other eye conditions, it’s wise to have your child’s vision assessed early.

As kids grow their eyes continue to change and develop. It’s why eye tests are so important for kids and should be part of regular development checks. We recommend a comprehensive eye test twice a year for young kids, and annually for older, to pick up any developing problems. Kids often have trouble explaining difficulties with their vision, and may not even know they have a problem at all! Regular kids eye tests are essential to identify problems earlier.

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Early identification of a child’s vision problem is crucial.

Sixty per cent of children who are ‘problem learners’ have been found to suffer from undetected vision problems. Undetected vision problems are estimated to affect approximately one in four Australian children – or 600,000 nationally – which may contribute to potential learning difficulties in reading, writing, viewing a whiteboard, computer use and other classroom activities.

Outdoor exercise can slow down myopia

The onset of myopia in children can be prevented or delayed by spending more time outside. Studies have shown that the higher light levels that we are exposed to outdoors can help the eyes as they grow and develop.  Light outdoors can be up to 100 times brighter than indoors. Our eyes benefit from bright light during development to regulate the rate at which they grow.

Common Eye and vision problems that affect young children include:

  • Focusing problems
  • Eye teaming problems
  • Amblyopia (commonly referred to as “lazy eye”)
  • Strabismus (one eye looks directly at the object you are viewing, while the other eye is misaligned inward)
  • Convergence insufficiency (a condition that causes one eye to turn outward instead of inward with the other eye creating double or blurred vision

Specialised Eye Tests

Kids eye are different from adults It’s very easy to get a false reading, as younger kids often have troubles with standard eye tests. Our specialised kids optometrists use tests specifically designed for kids, presenting shapes and pictures instead of letters and fun games to play that test how their eyes work. We know eye tests can be scary, which is why our unique tests are designed to help kids to relax and enjoy the process. By process as smooth as possible we can get an accurate reading and avoid wrong prescriptions. Brazionis Eyecare is committed to family-focused optometry. We provide eye tests for all ages so it’s never too early to bring your kids in for an eye test. Book a kids eye test today.

Remember, prevention is the best cure.