Children’s Vision

How can Eye5 help with your children’s vision? 

Hi – We’re Eye5 Optometrists. We’re a locally owned practice and have been operating since 2004. We aren’t your everyday optometry practice. Our main focus is regularly helping children with learning difficulties to see better (in particular those with dyslexia and other learning difficulties). We often see parents who have received generic advice about their children’s visions, but are not satisfied with a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach common to the shopping centre optometrists.

Your child’s vision matters to us.

Studies show approximately 1 in every 4 children have an undetected vision problem. To ensure your child has healthy vision, it is imperative they have regular eye tests.

When should my child have their eyes tested?

Because approximately 80 percent of what children learn in school is taught visually, it is of critical importance that they can see as well as possible. It is recommended that your child has their first eye test at 6 months of age, their second at the age of 3, and again before starting school. As they get older, some problems can become harder to fix, that’s why it’s important to monitor your child’s vision regularly to ensure any vision problems can be corrected immediately.

At an eye examination at Eye5, your child will have the following things tested:

A thorough eye health examination of the front and back of their eyes.

  • Distance vision
  • Reading vision
  • Binocular vision or how both eyes work together
  • 3D vision or stereopsis
  • Eye movements
  • Focussing ability

Some children are more at risk of eye problems than others.  If you child has the following then it is important to bring them in for an eye test.

  • Excessive blinking or eye rubbing
  • Not keeping eye contact
  • Inability to track moving objects
  • Inability to keep their eyes still if required
  • Were they born premature?
  • Delayed motor or sensory development

It is important to know of any family history of eye problems, such as wearing glasses, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (turned eye) or eye disease.

Pricing for learning difficulties and visual stress examination

  • Initial examination – $299
  • Follow up – $50
  • Colourfitter- $85
  • Report on eye examination – $35

If you would like to know a little more about what we do regarding children’s vision and learning difficulties, please click here