Children's Vision & Behavioural Optometry
Comfortable clear vision is vital for successful progress at school. Reading, writing, working from the board and with screens are more difficult if you have a vision problem.
We can help solve sight problems which hinder learning, and assess that vision is developing fully. Vision develops from birth through to age 7-8 years, including complex oculo-motor skills relating to eye-teaming and focusing. Poor vision in only one eye can be missed, which can result in amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye.
A full eye examination assesses:
Distance & near vision; Changing focus (accommodation); Aiming the eyes (fixation); Stereo vision, (3D vision); Colour vision; Eye health.
Optometrists Sally, Claire and Deanna use age appropriate, fun tests to encourage cooperation.
Some appointment fees for children are eligible for an Enable subsidy.
Vision is more than just eyesight - it how we interpret, understand and act on information coming in through our eyes. Children can have normal 20/20 eyesight yet still struggle in the classroom. This can be due to problems with:
Eye movements; Eye teaming; Eye-hand coordination; Visual form perception; Longsightedness.
Visual skill normally improve over time. If there are areas where your child is not progressing at school, a full Behavioural Optometry assessment with Sally Adams can help. This can uncover vision problems which can be improved with glasses and Vision Therapy.