Kids Eye Exams
We are aware that children can sometimes be nervous about having an eye examination. Your child may even pretend that there is nothing bothering them about their eyes in order to put off the visit. This is a real shame as the benefits of rectifying children's vision problems is immense.
We recommend that children have a comprehensive eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through school. Take notice if your child mentions any concerns about their eyesight and ask their teachers if they have noticed any issues. It is a good idea to request an eye examination for your child if they have difficulty reading, ask to sit at the front of the class or if their grades have fallen away.
Our examination for children is much the same as our full eye examination for adults. However it is important to adapt the eye exam to suit a child and to make sure that coming to the optometrists is stress-free or even fun! When making an appointment please ask which optometrists specialise in children’s vision.
If your child does have a vision problem we may recommend glasses or we may also suggest further treatment with the Children’s Vision or the Irlens Clinic.
Does your child qualify for a free eye exam under the Enable New Zealand Spectacle Subsidy? If you have a Community Services Card please ask us about the Enable subsidy.
Does your child qualify for a free eye exam under the Enable New Zealand Spectacle Subsidy?
If you have a Community Services Card please ask us about the Enable subsidy.