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Has your child just started school or is about to start school? Have they recently had a school vision screening test that flagged potential areas of concern about their eyesight?
This is a good time to bring your child to see an optometrist for a comprehensive eyesight and eye health assessment. This will ensure your child has optimum vision for reading, learning and participating in all their school activities. Many children are unaware of blur, focusing difficulties or changes in their eyesight, and as many as 1 in 5 kids have undetected vision issues that can affect their learning and attention span.
A detailed baseline eye test by the age of 5 is recommended even a child appears to have no eyesight-related symptoms or has passed a basic screening test by the school nurse. A child's eyesight can often change quickly as they grow and our baseline findings can help us predict potential changes before they occur.
As a leading children's optometrist in the Kew, Kew East and Balwyn North area, we will thoroughly assess your child's eyesight and visual functions in readiness for them to start their primary schooling. Our spacious, full size consulting room was designed with kids in mind to make their eye test a fun and enjoyable one. With 40 minutes allocated for each consultation (compared to just 15-20 minutes at a typical retail optical store) it means we have time to do more tests and your child can relax and won't feel rushed.
Our comprehensive children's eye test includes:
· Sight test (letter chart and children's eye test chart are available).
· Detection of any focusing issues (long-sightedness, short-sightedness, astigmatism).
· Eye movement and eye tracking.
· Binocular vision testing to check that both eyes are working well together as a team.
· Stereo acuity (ability to see 3D).
· Colour vision testing.
· Eye health examination including digital retinal imaging.
· A written report will be provided to you and your child's school.
Ensure your child is ready for school - book a bulk billed eye test today.
Eyecare Concepts Optometry — Family & Children's Optometrist in Kew East.
Philip Cheng - B.Optom (Melb) Ocular Therapeutics (GCOT). Optometrist at Eyecare Concepts Kew East, Melbourne. An experienced eye care & contact lens practitioner with expertise in myopia control & orthokeratology.