At Eye Academy, we put your child's eyecare first. Whether that’s improving their vision, providing specialist services to care for their specific needs or finding the perfect eyewear; our team of specialist paediatric optometrists and dispensing opticians are here to help.
Does Your Child Need an Eye Examination?
Children rarely complain about their sight, but often show in their behaviour that there may be a problem with their vision. This can include sitting too close to the TV, rubbing their eyes a lot, holding objects very close to the face, blinking a lot or one eye turning either in or out.
The earlier any problems are picked up, the better the outcome. If you have any concerns about your child's eyes, or if there is a history of squint or lazy eye in the family, it is important that you do not wait for the vision screening at school. Visual problems are not limited to a prescription; it is also important to have your child’s eyes tested in order to gain a thorough view of the health of their eyes, as often a systemic health problem can also present in the eyes.
Children’s eye examinations are not just an assessment on how well they can see, our 30-60-minute eye examinations with a specialist paediatric optometrist will ensure your both your child’s vision and eye health is taken care of… even if they don’t need glasses! Choose from our Bronze, Silver or Gold Children's Eye Examinations for the ideal examination for their eyecare needs.
Have you noticed your child reading slowly or hesitantly, struggling with school work or experiencing headaches or sore eyes? These symptoms are synonymous with Dyslexia but are also common symptoms of Visual Stress. If your child is suspected of having Dyslexia or is diagnosed dyslexic, a Visual Stress & Dyslexia assessment may help relieve Dyslexia associated visual symptoms to improve vision and comfort.
A ‘squint’ or ‘lazy eye’ is the colloquial name for Strabismus, which is the medical term used to describe eyes that are not pointing in the same direction, or an eye that does not have the capability of seeing as well as it should. It's absolutely essential that a lazy eye is identified at the earliest possible stage, as it is often not possible to improve vision after the age of 8. Our specialist optometrists utilise the gold-standards in investigative techniques to allow diagnosis, and management of strabismus at the earliest stage, ensuring the best possible visual outcomes. It's absolutely essential that a lazy eye is identified at the earliest possible stage, as it is often not possible to improve vision after the age of 8.
Dry eye is quickly becoming more common in children with the increase in time spent viewing computer or television screens and performing a great deal of concentrated close work. If you have noticed that your child frequently has tired or red eyes, excessive blinking, watering eyes or they are rubbing their eyes a lot; a dry eye assessment with our specialist optometrists will allow us to diagnose and create a bespoke management plan to alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms.
With children spending less time outside and more time reading and using digital screens, myopia or short-sightedness is a growing concern. Our specialist clinicians can use several methods to slow down the progression of myopia in children, including overnight contact lenses (Ortho-K), specially designed daily disposable contact lenses or even specialist spectacle lenses.