Optimal visual development for your children

Welcome to our dedicated page on children’s eye care, where we explain the importance of early and thorough eye examinations to ensure optimal visual development in your little ones. At Kofsky Optometry, we understand that children’s eyes are unique and require specialized care. We are here to help guide you through the essential aspects of children’s eye health, from the significance of comprehensive eye tests to addressing common conditions like myopia control (near-sightedness) and digital eye strain.

Specialized Care

Why all children need a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Since 80% of learning happens through eyesight, early childhood is a crucial period for visual development. Regular eye exams for children are vital to detect potential vision problems that may affect school performance and the building of self-esteem.

Unfortunately, according to Optometry Australia 1 in 5 school children have an undetected vision problem. Part of the problem is that the government sponsored vision screening program offered to all pre-schoolers is considered a thorough eye examination. This is not the case. The program is vision screening only, designed to spot major visual issues such as squints and lazy eye. It is not designed to pick up other eye weaknesses which can lead to vision problems, these can only be detected through a thorough eye examination.

Our comprehensive eye exam involves specialized tests, techniques and equipment to assess a wide range of visual skills, ensuring that your child’s vision is on track for a successful academic journey and a bright future.

Common Child Eye Conditions

Digital Eye Strain and Myopia Control

In today’s digital age, children are spending more time than ever on screens, leading to concerns such as digital eye strain. We are experienced in addressing this issue by providing tailored advice on screen time limits, proper posture, and the importance of regular breaks.

Additionally, myopia (near-sightedness) is a prevalent concern among children. Our myopia control program is designed to slow down the progression of myopia, reducing the risk of higher prescriptions and related eye health issues later in life.

Watch out for these symptoms

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be linked to vision problems

If you have any concerns about your child’s vision, just contact us to arrange an eye exam.

Setting the Foundation

Top Tips for Good Eye Health in Children

Good Lightning

Ensure proper lighting when reading or using electronic devices. Adequate lighting reduces strain on the eyes and promotes healthy visual habits.

Good Seating

Encourage comfortable seating with proper back support to maintain an appropriate reading distance and prevent slouching.

Good Posture

Teach your child to maintain a correct posture while reading or using devices. This helps prevent neck, back, and eye strain.

Good Chair

Choose a supportive chair that allows your child’s feet to touch the ground, promoting a stable and comfortable position.

Nurturing Healthy Vision

At Kofsky Optometry, we prioritize your child’s visual well-being. Our comprehensive children’s eye care services go beyond basic school eye exams, ensuring that your child receives the individualized attention and thorough assessments they need. Whether it’s addressing digital eye strain, myopia control, or promoting good eye health practices, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Click below to book online or call us on 9371 0093 to schedule comprehensive eye exam for your child and embark on a journey to lifelong visual health.