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Children’s Eye Testing

Crucial testing for children


of children face vision problems


of what children learn at school is presented visually


of children who experience vision problems go undiagnosed

Did you know that one in four children faces vision problems that can impact their learning and development?

At Vision Centre, we understand the vital role that clear vision plays in a child’s growth. That’s why we are dedicated to providing specialized and comprehensive eye tests for children of all ages. As parents and caregivers, you want the best for your child, and ensuring their vision is healthy and strong is a crucial part of their overall well-being.

Children’s eye tests go beyond the standard adult exams. Our experienced and friendly optometrists are skilled in working with children, creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment that eases any anxiety your child may have about the test. We utilize kid-friendly equipment and engage in playful interactions to make the experience as stress-free as possible.

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What to expect in a Children’s Eye Test?

During a kids’ eye test, parents and children can expect a child-centered experience that prioritizes comfort and engagement. Pediatric optometrists create a friendly environment with colorful décor, and they use specialized, age-appropriate tools and techniques to make the examination enjoyable.

Instead of traditional charts, children might identify pictures or play interactive games to assess their vision. The optometrist’s approach is patient and gentle, recognizing that each child is unique. Alongside assessing visual acuity, the test evaluates eye health and various aspects of visual development, ensuring early detection and intervention for any potential issues that may affect a child’s learning and overall well-being.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I know whether my child has vision problems?

Recognising vision issues in children can sometimes be challenging, as they may not always express their concerns. If you have any concerns, book an eye exam with us or you can download the following quizzes.

For Young Children (who are not yet fluent readers): download our quiz.

For Older Children (who are fluent readers): download our quiz.

My child has never said anything about their vision?

Children seldom volunteer that they have a vision problem. Usually, the first time they mention that “words move when they read” or “I can’t see the board at school” or “sometimes I see two of everything when I know there’s really only one” is when they are having an eye exam.

An annual eye exam is simple, effective and fun!

Our Paediatric Team have extra training to detect these problems.

How often should I get my Child's eyes checked?

Children between the ages of 2 and 5 should have eye exams at least once before starting kindergarten, around the age of 3 or 4. These exams are crucial for identifying vision problems that can affect learning.

After starting school, children should have comprehensive eye exams every one to two years, even if they haven’t reported any vision issues. Regular check-ups ensure that any vision changes or problems are promptly addressed, helping to support their academic success and overall well-being.

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