Clarity Optometrists Bulimba, is led by experienced Paediatric Optometrist Dr Ann Webber. Please check out Ann's profile. Our Optical Dispensers have enormous experience in the dispensing of children's eyewear, and we carry one of Brisbane’s best ranges of frames for children. Clarity for Kids!
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^. Because their eyesight changes rapidly as they grow, detecting any vision problems early can prevent future complications occurring. It can also assist your child’s development and learning. So it’s important to have their eyes checked regularly from an early age.
Vision is one of the most precious senses for a new baby. More is learnt about the world through sight than through all other senses combined. At birth, a baby's eyes are generally examined for signs of major defects.
The first eye examination can be at 6 months. The goal of this examination is to detect any eye health or visual problem that would affect the normal development of the visual system. High refractive error (eg long-sightedness) could result in an eye turn (squint) and subsequent lazy eye (amblyopia). The best time for the 6 month eye test is when the baby is relaxed and calm. After the morning feed is probably ideal.
It is recommended that a child has a full eye examination before they start school. How easily a child can see their long distance and close vision school work can influence how well they learn through their visual system. At this examination, emphasis is on testing visual efficiency skills and visual analysis skills so that poor vision is not a stumbling block to first of all "learning to read" and later "reading to learn".
Appointments first thing in the morning are preferred for primary school age children so that their performance in the eye test is not reduced because they are tired after a full day at school. To make an online appointment, click here. Or call us on 3899 4044.
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^ Source of statistics Optometry Australia
What happens during a child's eye examination? – information for kids with autism
Many children who come in for their first eye examination tend to be quite nervous as they are not sure what to expect. This is particularly the case for children with autism, as they can suffer with anxiety in an unfamiliar environment. The following link gives a detailed outline of what your child should expect during their eye examination.
Follow this link to see what a visit to our practice looks like, to make your child feel comfortable. Clarity Visit
If you are using public transport to get to Oxford Street Bulimba, we have attached the following map to show where the Memorial Park Bus stop is in relation to Clarity Optometrists. Alternately you can catch the BCC Citycat to Bulimba Ferry Terminal and then walk up Oxford Street to Clarity Optometrists.
To find the best way to get to Clarity Optometrist Bulimba via public transport, just click on the link below to access the Translink website.