Back to School eye tests for children

Back To School Eye Tests For Children 01 Posted February 11, 2014 by Drummoyne Optometry

The start of the school year is a very good time to have your child’s eyes checked. At Paul McCarthy Optometrist, we make children’s eye tests a positive and enjoyable experience.

Did you know that, along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by children? Around 1 in 4 Australian children suffer from an undetected vision problem. As a parent, you are best placed to observe and detect the signs of a potential vision problem. Some signs to watch for include:

  • One eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead
  • Frequent blinking
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Covering or closing one eye
  • Holding a book very close to read
  • Squinting or sitting very close when watching television
  • Complaints of headaches
  • Complaints of blurred or double vision

Optometrists Association Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school.

You can call us on 02 9181 3157 or request an appointment for your child by clicking on the tab at the top of this page.


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