childrens Eye Care

Eye problems can arise at any age, but if problems are identified early, they can be effectively treated.

You don’t need to wait until your child can recognise the letters of the alphabet, we are able to perform an effective test without a letter chart.

It’s recommended that all children between 4-5 years of age are tested for the presence of amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (squint). Early detection of lazy eye (amblyopia) is essential so that it can be treated. In most cases, amblyopia is treated with glasses and/or occlusion therapy.

If your child needs glasses, we have a wide selection of frames especially designed for younger people, and we can help choose suitable frames.

80% of learning in Primary School is visually based, some children struggle in this environment because of undetected eye problems.

Some of the signs you may notice with your child

  • Headaches
  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Covering an eye when trying to watch TV or read
  • Squinting at distant or near objects
  • Any unusual symptoms or concerns
  • Holding books close or too far to read
  • Difficulty seeing objects in the distance
  • Skipping words while reading
  • Reversing letters and words
  • Avoiding reading and homework