Children’s Eye Testing
Good vision is vital to the development and enjoyment of your children’s education. Even if your child can see well at a distance, there are a number of issues that may be causing them to struggle with near demands of schoolwork.
The visual system develops from birth to about age 7 years. This means it is imperative for your children’s eyes to be functioning well individually, and together, to ensure the right connections are made with the brain.
The NZ Association of Optometrists recommends children should have an eye exam at these stages of development:
- Aged 6 to 12 months
- Aged 2 to 3 years
- Before staring school
- Throughout their school years, as indicated by vision screening, or school performance.
There are a number of investigative tools in use with children’s vision. i.e. Kip McGrath.
We are currently trialling an innovative new visual training aid called RevitalVision.
Please get in touch if you have any concerns or questions about your children’s eye’s, or to pencil an eye test. We’re based at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre for easy access to our patient’s, throughout Central Otago.