The Optometrist are proud to offer thorough kids’ eye checks for Hawthorn locals looking to promote their child’s physical, educational and social development.
Importance of Kids’ Eye Checks
Healthy eyesight is essential for your child to learn about the world around them. From being able to read the whiteboard in class to confidently playing sports, clear vision is an integral part of your child’s development. As such, it is vital to keep on top of your child’s eye health with regular eye checks at The Optometrist. We recommend that from the age of three onwards, your child should undergo an eye check once a year, or even sooner if you suspect your child is having trouble with their vision. Signs that your child’s eye health is compromised include difficulty keeping up in class, feeling frustrated when reading, squinting to see objects or having to sit close to the television to see it properly.
Early Vision Problems Detection
With regular kids’ eye checks, Hawthorn parents can quickly identify and correct any vision problems their child may be developing. Common vision problems that children often experience include myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and lazy eye. Our vision changes the most in our childhood years, meaning problems need to be detected and treated quickly.
One effective treatment used at The Optometrist for children’s myopia is ortho k. Specially-designed ortho k lenses can slow down the progression of myopia, allowing your child to enjoy clearer vision throughout their life.