Children’s Vision Testing
It is vital children have their eyes tested early to screen for abnormalities. If there are problems like strabismus, where eyes are misaligned, or amblyopia, commonly called a lazy eye, the earlier treatment starts the better the outcome. Poor eyesight will also reduce a child’s ability to learn at home as well as at school. As well as testing for these conditions optometrists test for near and far vision; if needed, corrective glasses will make a great difference to a child’s ability to see and interact with the world. Children are also tested for colour blindness.
Vision problems can have significant effects on a child's ability to learn at school which can have lifelong effects if not detected early.
We offer an Enable subsidy if you have a current Community Services Card for those children under 16 years of age.
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This page was last updated at 7:42AM on May 9, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mahurangi Vision Centre - Warkworth.