Childrens Vision Centre
Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. With approximately 1 in 5 Australian children either suffering from an undetected vision problem or requiring ongoing assessment, it is important to be aware of the possible signs of a vision problem to give every child the best chance of reaching their full potential.
The most common vision problems experienced by school-aged children are those affecting the ability to see clearly and sharply:
- Shortsightedness (blurred distance vision)
- Longsightedness (difficulty focusing up close)
- Astigmatism (distortion of vision).
Once recognised, these problems are usually easy to correct. Other vision problems may be more difficult to detect, such as a turned or lazy eye, and require treatment by an optometrist. Early detection is the key.
Optometry Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school.
The future of vision therapy. The Vivid Vision Suite is a vision training system for amblyopia, strabismus and vergence disorders.
The vision therapy tool appears in a life size, 3D virtual environment.
Optikus is leading the way with this technology being the first practice on the Sunshine Coast to invest in the latest equipment to support clearer vision in both children and adults.