Eye Exams for Children - Logan Central
Routine eye exams are a good idea for anyone of any age, and essential for children. The health of your child's eyes plays a very important role in their ability to learn, as children are very visual learners. Early detection and treatment of any vision problem is important to prevent negative impacts on children's development. As an example of this: children that are near-sighted or long-sighted may exhibit almost no odd behaviour at all even to the most caring and attentive parents; catching this early will greatly benefit your child.
Children never know what to expect when visiting a new doctor; some are excited, and others would rather be somewhere else. At Stuart Macfarlane Optometrist we have optometrists who love meeting and working with children of all ages and understand how to make the experience pleasant. Children's eye exams are non-invasive and pain free.
If your child is ready for their next eye exam please visit our eye exam page or make an appointment now. We have been serving the Logan Central community since 1984 and have clients from all over Brisbane.
Comprehensive eye exams for children should begin at 6 months of age, and have additional exams performed as recommended by their optometrist. The next exam may be sooner but typically takes place around 3 years of age.
During a typical exam some of the things we are looking for include nearsightedness, distance vision, eye teaming, movement, and focusing skills, peripheral vision, and hand-eye coordination.
If your child has exhibited any behaviours of concern, please tell the optometrist upon your visit. These include but are not limited to: delayed motor development, excessive eye rubbing, excessive blinking, failure to maintain eye contact, and poor eye tracking skills.
We look forward to seeing you soon!