Children’s Eye Tests

Do I Need to get my Child’s Eyes Tested?

, Children’s Eye Tests, The Eye Place

Even if you haven’t noticed any problems, it’s worth bringing your child in for an eye test any time from the age of 6 months.

Your child may not display any problems with their sight, but many eye conditions have no visible symptoms in their initial stages. Regular screening of their eyes will ensure early detection – when treatment is most effective.

We understand this is another item on your to-do-list. We wouldn’t recommend it if we didn’t believe it was worth your time. It’s also a healthy routine to start with your child, that they can take it into adulthood. Plus, eye exams are painless!

We allow 30 minutes for every eye exam, giving plenty of time for you to ask questions and for us to explain any findings.

If you would like to book in your child, please get in contact today.

Have you noticed some symptoms with your child?

Children with an untreated vision impairment may display these symptoms.

It could be that they are unable to see clearly, that their eyes aren’t working in unison, or that they’re not seeing colours correctly.

This can be very frustrating for a child, especially if they don’t understand what’s happening.

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, it’s worth having them checked by an optometrist sooner rather than later.

Having your child examined at The Eye Place will ensure both their vision and their eye health is thoroughly assessed. This includes checking their tracking, checking the surface of their eyes, and looking inside their eyes using contactless cameras.

  • Stumbling excessively
  • Squinting
  • Mislabeling colours
  • Sitting close to the television
  • Frequently rubbing their eyes
  • Appear to have one eye working harder than the other
  • Have an eye droop when they’re tired