WHY should I get my child’s eyes tested?
A child cannot tell you when something is wrong with their vision, as they have no reference as to what is normal and what is not.
It is important to have your child tested from an early age to ensure their vision is developing normally.
WHEN should I get my child’s eyes tested?
For the first 7 years of your child’s life their eyes are constantly growing and changing shape. During this time, conditions such as squint, amblyopia (or ‘lazy eye’) and poor vision can be picked up and treated to ensure that they don’t cause problems for your child in later life.
Stephen has a certification in Paediatric Optometry from the AOI.
He examines children’s eyes from the age of 3 years and onwards. It is an area of special interest and Stephen will make your child’s eye test fun and interesting with colourful tests and 3D pictures to keep them occupied throughout.
Secondary School students can avail of a free eye exam here at Stephen Olwell Opticians. We believe that this age group are among the most vulnerable, as they are not eligible to avail of free eye testing from the state, at a time that their vision is critical.